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‘We deserve better!’ Escudero tells Duterte: Fire Health chief Duque

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Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero did not mince words as he urged President Rodrigo Duterte to fire his Health Secretary.

This comes after the DOH reported a “mass recovery” yesterday by re-tagging those with mild COVID-19 symptoms and asymptomatic who have completed the 14 day mandatory isolation period.

“After recording the highest one-day Covid-19 positive new cases of 3,954, the Department of Health reports a 38,075 ‘mass recovery adjustment’ to include mild/asymptomatic cases,” said the Sorsogon Governor.

“This is ‘only in the Philippines’ and is intolerable and insulting,” he added.

“PRRD: Sir, please fire Sec. Duque! You/we/I deserve better po,” said Escudero.

Earlier Escudero said that the DOH is just “riding out” the pandemic.

“I think DOH is just ‘riding out’ COVID-19 until a vaccine is invented. I don’t see nor feel any active/serious efforts being done by it,” said Escudero.

“The DOH, as the lead agency of the IATF, should do precisely that – lead in a proactive way and not simply be content in reporting out statistics,” he added.