DUMAGUETE CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL — Provincial Government of Negros Oriental posted on their Facebook page an official statement of the Negros Oriental Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (NOIATF-EID) and the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) regarding the 66-year-old COVID-19 patient from Dumaguete City.
Here is a copy of the video released on Facebook.
This is with regards to the Facebook Post that circulates speculating mishandling (?) of the alleged COVID-19 victim. Here is the Facebook Post.
TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. I HOPE MAKAMATA MO. DUMAGUETE CITY AND WHOLE PROVINCE OF NEGOR AND TO ALL NA GAPATAKA UG ISTORYA
Improper and Unethical…
June 10 – My mom and sister returned to Dumaguete via Bato after the craniotomy (brain tumor operation) last May 29.
As per IATF protocol, both must undergo 14 day quarantine in Dumaguete, but we requested for home quarantine (wlay lain nga tawo nagpuyo sa balay sa candau-ay) ‘coz we believe it’s more conducive environment and comfortable for my mom to recuperate faster.
Unfortunately, upon arrival they were placed in one of the hotel’s in Dgte at our own expense!!!
It was only on the evening of June 13 that we received update that our request for home quarantine was granted. But that day, my mom already showed signs of deterioration and weakening.
June 14 – she was unconsious at the hotel, was brought to NOPH and was admitted.
Doctors suspected that my mom’s condition deteriorate could be due to stress and internal infection. She was intubated, the day after, due to difficulty of breathing and pneumonia finding.
We kept asking for a swab test just to made sure whether she or my sister got infected with covid. According to the attending doctor and medical staff, no test kits are available.
June 23 – my mom gave up the battle and passed away at 6:35am. Around 8-9am, only then the hospital conducted an IMPROPER swab test (only mouth swab) to both my mom and sister. Kung kanus-a namatay akong mama, usa pa nigawas ang test kit?
We followed the hospital’s instruction and protocol. Since she was a covid suspect, we were not allowed to hold memorial wake and service for my mom.
At 6pm, my mom’s remain was cremated.
June 24 – my sister went back to the crematory office and were informed that they received a call from NOPH. NOPH was asking if the body was already cremated. They also said that the test was negative and the body can be brought home for memorial wake.
June 29 – a video interview of IATF NEGOR Dr. Liland Estacion was circulating on social media telling that a 66 yr old female who underwent craniotomy at V. Sotto Cebu, died on June 23 tested posivite of covid virus and that the swab test was done BEFORE she died? THAT IS A BIG LIE! They conducted an IMPROPER swab test after my mom died last June 23.
My mom died and we were deprived to see her remains for the very last time. Madawat namo nga na cremate si mama because covid suspect
We believe it is unethical for IATF NEGOR to spread and made an interview without letting the direct family know first. They had not even furnished us the official swab result.
For the info my sister, who was with my mom all time in cebu until the day my mom passed away at NOPH, she showed no signs and tested negative of covid.
Our Family did experience the worst situation and sadness during this covid pandemic. We sincerely ask for all your RESPECT.
COPIED AND PASTEDPosted on Facebook by JL JL, on June 29, 2020 at 8:37 PM (PUBLIC)
FROM MY COUSIN
(THE SON OF THE ALLEGED COVID VICTIM)
Provincial Government of Negros Oriental