MANILA Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was discharged from the Veterans Memorial Medical Center early Friday where he was confined after suffering from stress and eye troubles.
"Hi everyone, I was released earlier today (Friday). Except for some issues that go with advancing age such as elevated cholesterol, sugar, BP(blood pressure), I was given a clean bill of health. Thanks for your concern. I am now in my office catching up with paper works," he said in a message to reporters.
Lorenzana earlier denied rumors claiming that he was hospitalized due to cardiac arrest Wednesday night.
"No I did not. Just a routine executive check up after came here at the Veterans Hospital for some eye problem. They are doing a series of tests. While here they did a full check up. Stress related daw," he told the Philippine News Agency when asked regarding his medical status.
He was also advised by doctors not to push himself too hard with work.
The 70-year-old Lorenzana was supposed to attend a disaster risk reduction conference in Geneva, Switzerland last Monday but this was shelved due his hospitalization. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency