- Former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada has been hospitalized due to complications from contracting COVID-19
- In a previous post, his son, Jinggoy Estrada informed the public that his father has been transferred to the ICU for observation
- Jinggoy posted another update on Erap's condition and revealed that his father has been placed on mechanical ventilation after his pneumonia worsened
- The former senator asked people to continue praying for his father's speedy recovery
Joseph "Erap" Estrada has been placed on mechanical ventilation after his pneumonia got worse, according to the recent medical bulletin of the former president.
His son, Jinggoy Estrada has been releasing medical bulletins to update the public on his father's condition.
In the first update, Jinggoy announced that his father has been sedated and moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for further observation. He also said that while Erap is being given oxygen, he still does not need a mechanical ventilator.
However, in the most recent medical bulletin, Jinggoy revealed that Erap's pneumonia has worsened and is now placed on a mechanical ventilator to improve oxygen delivery.
Jinggoy also expressed that his father was a fighter and that he hopes that his father makes a speedy recovery.
The former senator also asked everyone to pray for his father's health.
You can read the full medical bulletin here:
Joseph Ejercito Estrada, also known by the nickname Erap, is a Filipino politician and former actor. He served as the 13th president of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, the 9th vice president of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998, and the 26th mayor of Manila, the country's capital, from 2013 to 2019.
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KAMI previously reported that Jinggoy Estrada has released a medical bulletin to provide an update regarding his father's condition. Joseph Estrada has been sedated and transferred to the ICU according to his son.
Jinggoy Estrada took to Facebook live to inform everyone of his father, ex-President Joseph Estrada's condition. The former senator recounted the events that transpired before he brought Erap to the hospital.
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