- Six doctors from the Philippine Heart Center tested positive for COVID-19
- The number included the other two doctors, Bactol and Jara, who succumbed to the virus
- Four other doctors are relatively well despite being infected with the virus
- The hospital's safety officers where Jara stayed are still trying to track how the doctor caught the virus
The executive director of the Philippine Heart Center, Dr. Joel Abanilla, revealed that there were six doctors who tested positive for COVID-19.
A report from GMA revealed that the number already included the two doctors who died of the virus - Dr. Raul Diaz Jara and Dr. Israel Bactol.
The four other doctors are "relatively well," although the safety officers of the hospital are still tracking the individuals who have come in contact with Dr. Jara.
ABS-CBN reported that DOH urged patients to provide all necessary information as frontline doctors are at risk whenever a patient would hide his or her travel history or any association or contact with an infected patient.
In Rappler's account, it did not reveal who the doctor was, but that he was young and had a fulfilling life.
In light of the developments, the DOH appeals to everyone to disclose their symptoms, travel history and if ever they came in contact with a COVID-19 case.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid the pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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