Chiz Escudero asks Pres. Duterte to fire DOH Sec. Duque amid COVID-19 crisis

Chiz Escudero asks Pres. Duterte to fire DOH Sec. Duque amid COVID-19 crisis

- Chiz Escudero reacted over the latest data reported by the Department of Health

- In DOH’s new memorandum, mild or asymptomatic cases will be considered “recovered” 14 days from date of onset symptoms

- According to the former senator, what the health department did was “intolerable” and “insulting”

- He also asked President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Health Secretary Francisco Duque from his post

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Former senator and now Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero slams the Department of Health (DOH) led by Secretary Francisco Duque on his social media posts.

KAMI learned that the Sorsogon Governor also called for the termination of Duque as the health secretary.

Chiz Escudero asks Pres. Duterte to fire DOH Sec. Duque amid COVID-19 crisis
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In a tweet, Escudero reacted to the recent decision of DOH to include the mild and asymptomatic cases in “mass recovery adjustment” that resulted in 38,075 recoveries in just one day.

“After recording the highest one-day covid+ new cases of 3,954, DOH reports a 38,075 ‘mass recovery adjustment’ to include mild/asymptomatic cases,” he wrote.
“This is “only in the Philippines” & is intolerable & insulting!” he added.
Escudero also asked the President to fire Duque from his post.
“PRRD: Sir, please fire Sec. Duque!!! You/we/I deserve better po!!!”
In the tweet of Escudero, he shared a photo with words saying:
“I don’t know what’s worse: People who lie or people who think I am stupid enough to believe the lies!”
“Sorry but... How can anyone even agree that DOH is correct in CLAIMING/OWNING that mild/asymptomatic covid+ patients are “recovered” when there was NO INTERVENTION ON THE PART OF DOH OR DOCTOR OTHER THAN THEIR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM that was responsible for their supposed recovery?”

Earlier, Philippine Star reported that the DOH recorded 38,075 new recoveries today, Thursday. It mentioned that patients with mild or no symptoms are tagged as recovered 14 days from the date of onset symptoms or by date specimen collection.

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As of posting time, there are now 89,374 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines. Meanwhile, 22,327 of the cases remain active.

Today, a record-high 3,954 new COVID-19 cases were reported by the health department. So far, this is the highest number of new cases recorded in just a day.

Recently, the Philippines already surpassed China with the number of COVID-19 cases. The coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China.

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