Sen. Pimentel, Humingi ng Pang-Unawa sa Kabila ng Paglabag sa Quarantine Protocol


Senator Koko Pimentel is currently in hot water after disobeying the protocol as a person under investigation. The senator accompanied his pregnant wife to Makati Medical Center on Wednesday, March 25, despite the fact that he's likely to have the dreaded virus. In the hospital, the senator tested positive for coronavirus.

In an official statement, MMC medical director Dr. Saturnino Javier denounced the senator's action, which allegedly 'added to the burden' of the medical staff. Dr. Javier claimed that Pimentel was 'irresponsible and reckless,' for disobeying protocol and possibly putting the people around him at risk.


"We denounce the irresponsible and reckless action of the senator. He added to the burden of a hospital trying to respond in its most competent and aggressive manner to cope with the daunting challenges of this COVID-19 outbreak."

The MMC medical director did not mince his words as he criticized the senator. According to Dr. Javier, since the senator entered their premises, they had to decontaminate and disinfect the MMC delivery room. Their exposed staff were also scheduled for quarantine, thereby reducing their already-short staff.



"His admonition for everyone to observe social distancing, enhanced community quarantine measures, washing of hands, and personal hygiene are nothing but empty rhetoric because he himself violated all of those."

On the other hand, the senator defended himself and asked for understanding from the people.

"Humihingi na lang po siguro ako ng understanding. Siyempre kahit sino namang tao, ama ay magiging excited. Hindi ko naman po alam. Nag-disinfect naman ang ospital so tama naman po 'yong ginawa nila. Umalis agad ako sa ospital, that is my duty."


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Sen. Pimentel, Humingi ng Pang-Unawa sa Kabila ng Paglabag sa Quarantine Protocol Sen. Pimentel, Humingi ng Pang-Unawa sa Kabila ng Paglabag sa Quarantine Protocol Reviewed by Publisher on March 25, 2020 Rating: 5