- A sad news was announced today by the Makati Medical Center
- MMC revealed that one of its seasoned doctors passed away because of the novel coronavirus
- Dr. Roberto Anastacio died on April 10 at the age of 79
- He was described as a committed, dedicated, and friendly employee
Another medical frontliner has succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
KAMI learned that Dr. Roberto Anastacio, a Filipino cardiologist, was not able to survive after contracting the said dreadful virus.
He passed away on April 10 at the age of 79.
The said dedicated doctor worked at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST).
In a statement issued by MMC, Anastacio was described as a committed employee who bravely accepted the challenge of serving on the frontline against COVID-19.
“Dr. Bobby was part of the institution for 30 years. His dedication and legacy will continue to serve as an inspiration among us, and his selfless sacrifice shall not be in vain as we all unite as one in fighting this battle,” the hospital said.
“MakatiMed salutes Dr. Bobby and the many health heroes who poured their hearts into the medical vocation to the extent of sacrificing their lives so that others may live,” it added.
In a previous article by KAMI, the chief nurse of a hospital in Mandaluyong also passed away because of COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected more than 200 countries including the Philippines. The Department of Health (DOH) said that at least 12 doctors have died of the said virus.
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