- Joseph "Erap" Estrada is still on his journey to recovery according to his son, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada
- In a recent medical bulletin posted by Jinggoy on his Facebook page, the ex-senator wrote that his father is doing better
- Jinggoy also mentioned that Erap remains in the Intensive Care Unit for further monitoring
- According to the medical bulletin, Erap's kidney function has improved and his lung infection are responding to the treatment
Ex-President Joseph Estrada has been hospitalized on the night of March 28, 2021 after suffering from complications due to contracting COVID-19.
His son, Jinggoy Estrada has been posting medical bulletins regarding his father's condition since he was admitted to the hospital.
According to the medical bulletins, Erap has gotten pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19. Jinggoy previously wrote that his father had needed support from a mechanical ventilator but has since recovered enough to be taken off of it.
Erap was also transferred from the ICU to a regular room but he suffered a setback due to a bacterial infection in his lungs. The former Manila mayor was once again admitted to the ICU for continuous monitoring.
Fortunately, according to the latest medical bulletin, Erap is steadily getting better. It seems that the ex-president is responding well to his medications and treatment however, he still needs to be further monitored in the ICU.
Read the latest 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.
In another medical bulletin released by Jinggoy, he announced that his father has been placed on mechanical ventilation after his pneumonia got worse, according to the recent medical bulletin of the former president.
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