- Another doctor from the Philippines succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease
- Dr. Leandro Resurreccion III, a frontliner against the said virus, passed away on Tuesday morning
- He was an employee at the Philippine Children's Medical Center in Quezon City
- His son also aired a heartfelt message for the said doctor upon learning that his dad already lost the fight against COVID-19
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The Philippine Children's Medical Center has just confirmed that one of its doctors already passed away because of the novel coronavirus.
KAMI learned that Dr. Leandro Resurreccion III, a pioneering Filipino pediatric surgeon, succumbed to the deadly virus on Tuesday morning.
It is the first time that the said hospital lost a brave medical frontliner in the midst of the pandemic that the Philippines is experiencing now.
Through a heartbreaking social media post, the management of PCMC described the 57-year-old doctor as a “great surgeon, teacher, academician, and friend to all.”
He was also known for his always-positive vibe and his remarkable vision in pediatric surgery.
Aside from being a doctor, Resurreccion served as a professor at the Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.
“He was well known locally and abroad as forward looking in his vision for pediatric surgery especially in Liver Transplants which he was working to the end. Always smiling, friendly and very ‘cool’, he will be missed. Our first fallen soldier in the battle vs COVID-19,” PCMC said.
“There were no hugs, there were no kisses, and there were no goodbyes. As a matter of fact, the last time I saw him, he was still able to smile. It gives you a kind of heartbreak that I cannot even explain,” the doctor’s son also quipped.
In a previous article by , a biotechnology firm in the United States said that it has antibodies to fight COVID-19.
The Philippines already has 88 fatalities due to COVID-19. The said number includes more than a dozen of medical frontliners.
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