- A doctor tested positive for COVID-19 after she contracted it from one of her patients
- Somehow, she managed to help take care of herself while still confined at the hospital
- She decided to help herself to limit the exposure of other health workers from COVID-19
- After she recovered from the disease, she is set to go back to work by this week
A Filipina doctor who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shared how she still managed to help her co-health workers amid the crisis.
KAMI learned that Dr. Maria Angelica Soriano took care of herself while she was confined at the hospital.
In a report by GMA News Online, Soriano is a doctor at the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center who contracted the disease from one of the patients who tested positive.
She shared that she managed to help herself to limit the exposure of other health workers to COVID-19 as well.
“‘Yong kailangang i-facilitate, ako na po ‘yong nagbibigay din sa sarili ko and ako na rin ‘yong gumagalaw noong mga swero ko kasi kumbaga po, less po ‘yong exposure nila sa’kin and imbis po na palit sila nang palit ng PPE,” Soriano.
Meanwhile, she also narrated her experience as a COVID-19 patient.
“Uubo ka, ‘di ka pa tapos umubo, uubuhin ka ulit. Tapos, sobrang sakit ng katawan ko, ‘di ako makalakad. Sobrang sakit ng ulo ko talagang pumipintig siya. Hindi po ako makakain,” she said.
“Mahihirapan kang huminga, talagang hahanapin mo, alam mo ‘yong pagpapray mo na ‘Lord, gusto ko pong huminga,’” she continued.
In the middle of April, Soriano was able to recover and was discharged from the hospital. She was sent off with a warm farewell. The Filipina doctor said she will be going back to work on Tuesday.
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