Manila: The judge handling the serious illegal detention case against Janet Lim-Napoles gave time frame to the suspected pork barrel scam mastermind to substantiate her claim that she needs to spend more time in the hospital.

“Her stay is already overdue,” Judge Elmo Alameda of Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 said during  hearing on the motion of the Napoles’ camp to extend her hospital confinement at Ospital ng Makati.

Prosecutor Christopher Garvida pointed out at the court hearing that Napoles, who  underwent a hysterectomy to remove her uterus and ovaries on April 23, has been confined for 21 days, five days short of the number of days the doctors of Ospital ng Makati had recommended.