- Chariz Solomon shared that the Descendants of the Sun cast gets a briefing from doctors and nurses before a medical scene shoot.
- DOTS production tied up with AFP for training at the AFP Medical Center at V. Luna.
Kapuso actress Chariz Solomon revealed that the Descendants of the Sun cast are briefed by professional medical personnel prior to medical-related scenes.
In her Instagram posts, Solomon shared photos of herself and other DOTS stars together with doctors and nurses briefing them before a medical scene.
Aside from the on-the-set briefing from medical personnel, DOTS production also inked a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines for training sessions for the cast. The cast was given medical training at the AFP Medical Center at V. Luna.
Included in the training at V. Luna were Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Chariz Solomon, Andre Paras, Renz Fernandez, Nicole Donesa, Jenzel Angeles, and Reese Tuazon.
This move by GMA Network to include medical personnel on the set for medically-related scenes could be their response to previous blunders they committed in some of their teledramas.
Netizens including medical professionals have called out GMA production several times for misrepresentations in some of their hospital scenes.
One instance that made rounds in social media was the scene in Asawa Ko Karibal Ko wherein an intubated man was being killed through suffocation by using a pillow. A doctor criticized the scene, saying no matter how long you put the pillow on the face of the man he will still be able to breathe because of the intubation.
“Sino na naman ang researcher nito? Sorry ha pero saksakan ng shunga. Kahit pa ilang oras mo idagan yang unan, makakahinga pa rin siya kasi nga secured ang airways niya nyang intubation na nakakabit sa mech vent. Bwahahahaha si bitter na naman ba ang writer nito?” wrote @simply_clinton.
Another teledrama that caught the attention of medical professionals was My Special Tatay.
Its lead character Boyet was shot in the chest and upper abdomen but during the operation scene he was being incised at the appendix area. The scene also had dialogue from a doctor-character that he will try to save Boyet’s appendix as if it was a critical organ.