Diokno leaves hospital ahead of schedule

Diokno leaves hospital ahead of schedule

MANILA – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno was discharged from hospital Wednesday, ahead of expectations, after a successful operation following a minor head injury.

In a statement, the central bank said Diokno was sent home earlier than expected “amid his steady recovery from a successful medical procedure.”

“The Governor is now recuperating at home and may preside over the Monetary Board meeting as early as next week,” he said.

Last Monday, the central bank said Diokno went on medical leave after an operation to remove a blood clot last Sunday.

Citing Diokno’s medical report, BSP said “prognosis for the Governor’s complete recovery is “very good” as he was awake and conversant an hour after the procedure.”

He was “expected to be discharged from the hospital in four to five days and is anticipated to return to work subsequently.”

BSP Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila Jr. was designated as officer-int-charge while Diokno is on leave. (PNA)

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