Another wrongfully executed medical scene has been capturing the attention of netizens. First was a scene from the Afternoon Primetime series ‘Asawa ko, Karibal Ko’ where Venus (Thea Tolentino) was trying to kill Daniel (Mattias Rhode) by suffocating him with the use of a pillow. And recently, on one of the episodes of ‘My Special Tatay,’ another medical error had been noticed by the audience.
It started when Boyet, played by Ken Chan, suffered two gunshots. On the scene, the first shot was on the upper left chest near the heart and the second shot was at the lower rib area on the right side.
Yet the doctor said, “Tinamaan ng bala sa ribs at ‘appendix’ ang anak niyo.” A lot of TV viewers were confused on the doctor’s statement as it did not coincide with the scene.
A lot of medical practitioners and even ordinary people know that the human appendix is located somewhere the lower right area of the abdomen. This brought the audience to react once again because of another medical misrepresentation on the television.
Television, as one of the avenues for information, have the responsibility to provide factual information, as this can also affect the credibility of the show and the network.
Suzette Severo Doctolero, a credible screenwriter, series creator, and creative consultant of the GMA network, once again, reacted on the medical error scene of the afternoon primetime series of GMA Network.
She was asked what advice she can give to the director of ‘My Special Tatay’ while pointing out the medical error of the scene, she didn’t blame the director but instead accepted the error that had happened.
Heart and lungs ang tama. This will lead to massive hemothorax and hemopericardium which will seriously affect the breathing. Often they will undergo chest thoracotomy to drain the blood first while preparing for surgery. So where are those tubes? Also the surgery will pic.twitter.com/b0ha91NIVP
— Mala-Caña Ang Palace (@Simply_Clinton) February 9, 2019
“: ( lahat ata ng show, sa kahit saan network, may mali na magagawa. Lalo sa Pinas that the production need to shoot at least 35 scenes per day and up para di malugi. Yes, di ito excuse para magkamali so im sure lesson ito to be very vigilant sa susunod na taping. Ty!,” she tweeted.
: ( lahat ata ng show, sa kahit saan network, may mali na magagawa. Lalo sa Pinas that the production need to shoot at least 35 scenes per day and up para di malugi. Yes, di ito excuse para magkamali so im sure lesson ito to be very vigilant sa susunod na taping. Ty!
— Suzette Doctolero (@SuziDoctolero) February 9, 2019
And Suzette explained that most of the show either theirs or of other networks may make a mistake, especially in the Philippines, because the production needs to shoot at least 35 scenes per day and up.
Yet, this is not an excuse for them to make mistakes as this will serve as a lesson to be more vigilant in their next taping sessions.