DOH to patients: Honesty will save lives; disclose medical records, travel history

/ 05:31 PM March 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Sunday urged patients to disclose their medical conditions and travel history truthfully to avoid placing the lives of health care workers at risk.


“Inaanyahan natin lahat ng mga kababayan natin na please disclose all your information to all our health care workers,” said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in a televised briefing.

(We are urging our fellowmen to please disclose all your information to all our health care workers.)


“Huwag po kayong magtitira ng impormasyon na ililiban ninyo sa ating mga health care workers dahil mataas ang tsansa na sila ay mahahawa kung hindi po kayo magsasabi ng totoo at hindi ninyo ilalahad ang lahat ng impormasyon na kailangan,” she said.

(Let’s not leave out information needed by our health care workers because there is a big chance that they will catch your illness if you will not tell the truth.)

“Ang inyo pong tapat na sagot ay makakapagligtas ng buhay niyo. Bawat kilos ninyo at bawat salita ay maaring makapagligtas ng inyong buhay, ang inyong mga mahal sa buhay at ang mga health care workers natin,” she said.

(Your honesty in your disclosures will save lives. Each move and answer could save your life, the lives of your loved ones, and our health care workers.)

A doct0r died Saturday after contracting the COVID-19, allegedly from a patient who lied about her travel history.

There were reports that several doctors and staffers of the Philippine Heart Center underwent quarantine after being exposed to a patient who lied about her travel history.

Frontline health care workers are facing a great risk of contracting the viral disease because they are exposed to patients.


As of Sunday, there are 380 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Philippines, including 25 deaths and 17 recoveries.


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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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