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9 Filipino doctors died of COVID-19

Doctor Dennis de Guzman, former Assistant Secretary General of Philippine Medical Association (PMA), disclosed the names of the "fallen" doctors during an interview in Dobol B sa News TV as:

Former Assistant Secretary General of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Doctor Dennis de Guzman announced the names of "braved Filipino doctors" who died due to COVID-19. Here are the list:

-Dr. Israel Bactol, cardiologist, Philippine Heart Center
-Dr. Rose Pulido, oncologist, San Juan de Dios Hospital
-Dr. Gregorio Macasaet III, anesthesiologist, Manila Doctors Hospital
-Dr. Henry Fernandez of Pangasinan Medical Society
-Dr. Raquel Seva, obstetrician-gynecologist Evangelista Specialty Hospital in San Pedro Laguna
-Dr. Hector Alvarez of Novaliches District Hospital
-Dr. Raul Jara, cardiologist, Philippine Heart Center
-Dr. Marcelo Jauchicho of Pampanga Provincial Health Officer
-Dr. Sally Gatchalian, President of the Philippine Pediatric Society

Meanwhile, De Guzman stressed that the way to help the front-liners in the battle against COVID-19 is to supply medical personnel with enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which has been scarce for weeks now.

As of the afternoon of March 25, the Philippines has already recorded 636 COVID-19 cases. Of this number, 38 have already died.

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Luzon under enhanced community quarantine to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, banning mass transport and imposing curfews to reduce foot traffic.


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