BY GERRY LEE GORIT
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A male guest at the Amaya View mountain resort in Indahag Hills here is now recovering from injuries inflicted on him by the adventure park’s crocodile, the management said Tuesday.
In a statement, the Amaya View management said it has extended financial assistance for the medical expenses of Nehemias Chipada, 68, a resident of Claveria, Misamis Oriental, who was bitten by a crocodile on Nov. 10.
The resort said, “Our company nurse responded immediately; she administered first-aid as he was rushed to the nearest hospital. He is currently at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center where he had his operation, and is now recovering in a suite room.”
The company added it remains committed to settling all of Chipada’s medical bills until he is fully recuperated. “We hope and pray for his fast and complete recovery.”
The resort said it condemns the dissemination of false information on social media about the incident and appeals to the public to refrain from posting any deragotary statements against the patients and his family.
“As a family-oriented resort, Amaya View takes the responsibility of ensuring our guests’ safety with paramount importance and we will continue to be dedicated to our vision and mission of providing safe, fun, and educational attractions and adventures for everyone,” Amaya View added.
Chipada’s daughter Mercy Joy said her father is now recovering from the wounds adding that their family and the Amaya View management have come to an agreement.
She said the resort’s management has assured the Chipada family it will pay for all the medical expenses.
Peter Guibone, Amaya View general manager, has assured that its facilities are safe even for children as schools have conducted tours for their students inside the adventure park before the pandemic.
We have zookeepers who take care of our animals and an on-call veterinarian to check their health, the manager added.
In a television interview, Candy Unabia, Amaya View chief operating officer, said they have ensured that Chipada was properly taken care of and that the management has not been remiss in reminding its guests on the presence of wild animals inside the adventure park.