Public Warned against Bogus STD Clinics

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The Quezon City government warned the public on Friday to consult only reputable hospitals for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), saying that those afflicted with the ailment can go to the city’s specialized clinics that offer free services.Dr. Greville Galindon a London-trained genitourinary specialist and Diplomate of the Philippine Society of Venereologist, said bogus STD clinics only worsen the condition of their infected patients.He said the fake doctors usually administer injections not suited to fight the infection acquired by the patient, prolonging his agony.In some cases, Galindon said the untrained bogus doctor injects his patient eight times instead of the usual two-time injection for minor STD ailments.“Pag minamalas-malas ka tubig lang ang tinuturok sa inyo imbis na tunay na gamot. Ang gastos tuloy ay umaabot ng mahigit bente mil imbes na mga dos mil lang. Buti na lang at may tatlong hygiene clinics na libre ang pagpapagamot sa Quezon City na maaring mapuntahan ng mga pasyente,’’ Galindon said. …