A young cardiologist died on Saturday due to COVID-19, the Philippine Heart Association said in a statement.
“It is a sad day for the whole association as we have lost one of our own in the fight against COVID,” the PHA said.
The said doctor, described by PHA as “young, brilliant, promising”, died in the line of duty.
“He is a casualty of this war. We honor him as he lost his young life while fulfilling his duties as a doctor, a young cardiologist and a dedicated member of PHA,” the association said.
“Please pray for the eternal repose of his soul. Please pray for all our members and all our other doctors and healthcare workers in the frontlines and all the people who are afflicted by the disease,” it added.
“We lost a young, brilliant, promising doctor in this battle. You are our hero!” the PHA said.
The Department of Health on Sunday said the number of cases of COVID-19 in the country went up to 380, and the death toll due to the disease reached 25. —KG, GMA News