By AARON RECUENCO
A pregnant police official misplaced her battle in opposition to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) eight days after she received contaminated.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart and deep unhappiness that I announce the premature demise of one other esteemed police officer who was within the frontline of our struggle in opposition to the coronavirus illness,” mentioned Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, officer-in-charge of the Philippine Nationwide Police.
“She was pregnant when she was contaminated,” he added.
The feminine police official was assigned as a questioned doc examiner and one of many staff leaders of Valenzuela Metropolis SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operations) Workforce.
In keeping with Eleazar, the feminine police official examined constructive for coronavirus on March 12. She was taken to a quarantine facility however was transferred to the Dr. Jose Rodriguez Memorial Medical Middle to make sure most medical consideration.
On March 17, the feminine police official complained of problem in respiratory.
The next day, she was hooked to mechanical ventilator for oxygen help; and based mostly on her physician, she had seizures on March 19, 2021 and was extubated twice.
At about 5 a.m. (March 20), decreased coronary heart fee was famous so epinephrine was given 12 instances.
“Nonetheless, even with resuscitation and drugs given, she expired. At round 5:38 a.m., she was declared lifeless together with her unborn baby” mentioned Eleazar.
The feminine police official was the 36th COVID fatality within the PNP. Up to now days, the PNP has famous a major enhance of COVID circumstances, and the most important recorded for the PNP this 12 months was on Friday with 171.