MMC Denounces Breach of Protocols by COVID-19 Positive Patient Sen. Koko Pimentel

One of the country's leading and most advanced medical facility, the Makati Medical Center in Makati City issued an official statement regarding the alleged breached committed by Senator Aquilino Martin Pimentel in the hospital's infection control protocols.


According to the official announcement of the Makati Medical Center on social media last March 24, 2020, the Infection Control Protocols of the Makati Medical Center Delivery Room were breached by Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel.



Although the hospital already issued an announcement assuring their clients that stringent protocols for decontamination of the facility and evaluation of involved healthcare workers have been done.

The MMC also revealed that Sen. Koko Pimentel was tested positive of the deadly Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), brought his wife to the hospital for delivery via cesarean section.

By being in MMC, Sen. Pimentel violated his Home Quarantine Protocol, entered the premises of the MMC-DR, thus, unduly exposed healthcare workers to possible infection.

As a result of Pimentel's breach at the MMC, a number of the facility's nurses and doctors may need to be quarantined which will further deplete the dwindling workforce of the hospital. The entire Delivery Room Complex will have to undergo decontamination and disinfection before it can be used.



Read the Complete Announcement of the Makati Medical Center:

MMC Denounces Breach of Protocols

Last nigh [24 March 2020], the strict infection and containment protocols of the Makati Medical Center Delivery Room Complex [MMC-DDR] were breached by a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

Senator Aquilino Martin D. Pimentel III, whose result for CoViD-19 testing turned out to be positive, brought his wife to the hospital for delivery. By being in MMC, Sen. Pimentel violated his Home Quarantine Protocol, entered the premises of the MMC-DR, thus, unduly exposed healthcare workers to possible infection.

As a result,  a number of our nurses and doctors may need to be quarantined which will further deplete the dwindling workforce of the hospital. The entire Delivery Room Complex wil have to undergo decontamination and disinfection before it can be used.



We denounce the irresponsible nd 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 dauting challenges of ths CoViD-19 outbreak. More than anyone else, Mr. Pimentel, should have realized the ardent desire of every well-meaning Filipino and every dedicated healthcare institution to contain the spread of the infection. 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 of all those.

By his actions, he contributed no solution. In fact, he create another problem - for Makati Medical Center, the very institution which embraced his wife for obstretic care.

We assure the public that the Makati Medical Center Delivery Room Complex has been decontaminated and disinfected and is now ready for use. The involved healthcare workers have been duly identified, evaluated, and will be quarantined, if the risk of exposure warrants it

We fervently pray that none of our healthcare staff will acquire the viral infection. As we make this wish, we plead and urge everyone to do his share in quelling the spread of this infection - especially our nation's duly elected leaders.

Signed
Saturnino P. Javier, MD
Medical Director
Interim Co-CEO

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