SPO2 dies of cardiac arrest after physical fitness activity at Camp Crame

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A police officer, member of the Police Security and Protection Group, died Thursday due to a physical fitness activity held at the  Camp Crame.

Senior Police Officer 2 Moises Tegrado was identified as the fatality by PSPG director Senior Superintendent Rogelio Simon.

Simon told GMA News when asked about the incident: “Massive cardiac arrest after the activity.”

Simon said SPO2 Tegrado was already in the office when the latter felt dizzy and weak after jogging at the grandstand.

They were able to rush Tegrado to the Philippine National Police General Hospital at 4:45 p.m.. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at 6:01 p.m.

Chief of PNP General Hospital Senior Superintendent Reimound Sales, said the 50-year-old cop, was suffering from hypertension and diabetes.

Sales added that the doctors administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation to Tegrado and did all they can, but to no avail.

The Mission: Slim Possible is a fitness program that was launched in June to ensure the fitness of policemen and to prevent them from suffering lifestyle diseases.

PNP chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa said during the launch that he is concerned with the health of some of the members of the PNP.

He urged his men to commit to the program not as a command guidance, but to lose weight as a personal endeavor.

Meanwhile, here’s the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack:

Source :

GMA News, Twitter