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COVID-19 positive Senator Pimentel failed to follow infection and containment protocol of Makati Med

The Makati Medical Center (MMC) on Wednesday denounced Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III's  breach of the infection and containment protocols of the hospital against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Makati Medical Center (MMC) denounced the reckless action of Senator Koko Pimentel last Tuesday. According to MMC Medical Director Dr. Saturnino Javier the senator breach the infection and containment protocols of the hospital against COVID-19.

Senator Koko Pimentel confirmed positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, he brought his pregnant wife Kathryna to the hospital on Tuesday evening for delivery via caesarean section. While he was accompanying his wife, he received a call from RITM that the result for COVID-19 turned out positive, on that very moment he stepped outside of the hospital immediately.

MMC Director said that by being in MMC and entering the delivery room, Pimentel violated his Home Quarantine Protocol and unduly exposed the staff at the hospital to possible infection.

It was only on Wednesday that Pimentel announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, saying he was only informed about it late Tuesday evening.

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