Retired military doc named new VMMC chief

MANILA -- Retired Brig. Gen. Mariano A. Mejia, former head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Medical Center, was appointed as Chief of Medical Staff of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Department of National Defense said Mejia's oath-taking ceremony was presided by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana last August 15.

Prior to his appointment, Mejia also served as AFP Surgeon General, Army Chief Surgeon and commander of various military hospitals and facilities such as the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Hospital, among others.

His numerous accomplishments, awards and decorations in the AFP was capped with his hosting of the 6th ASEAN Chiefs of Military Medicine Conference at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, Mandaluyong City in July 2016.

With the theme Global Climate Change: Challenges to the ASEAN military medicine, the successful conference was attended by delegates from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore.

Source: Philippine News Agency