Doctor Report Village Officials for No Action to a Family Who are COVID-19 Positive
A concerned doctor in Quezon City seeks Raffy Tulfo’s help as she wants to report the village chairman and a family who kept being a COVID-19 positive.
A doctor approached Raffy Tulfo’s program to complain to the chairman and medical team of Barangay Greater Lagro in Quezon City, and a family who did not announce that they were positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Dr. Rinna Flores-Enconado said, the medical team always calls her when there is a patient in the barangay who needs a doctor. When there was a pandemic, Enconado told the medical team that when there’s a COVID-19 case, she should not be called.
It is said that there is a protocol that is followed and the barangay medical team knows about it. Just a few days ago, the barangay medical team allegedly called her because the patient was begging to see a doctor. It is said to be weak and dizzy.
Because the patient’s son was begging, Enconado granted it and immediately went to the family’s home. She said it took him 20 minutes to examine the patient.
And when she was giving instructions for the patient, one of his children allegedly spoke in a video call and was asked what they planned to do for their father.
Dr. Flores-Enconado then said he needs to have a laboratory. There, she found out that the patient was positive for COVID-19. His son said that their father could not go out because he was positive for COVID.
She allegedly confronted one of his children who was present why their father was not said to be positive. The patient and even the children inside the house did not even wear a face mask.
She was told that only the patient was positive in their family, but later the doctor found out that eight in the family were COVID-19 positive. Raffy Tulfo punished the barangay chairman and the councilor chairman of the medical team for their negligence.
It turned out that the whole family was positive but they were not taken to the quarantine facility. Due to the close contact with the family with COVID, Enconado had to be quarantined
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