Erap ‘doing better’ but remains at ICU, says son Jinggoy
MANILA, Philippines — Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada is “doing better” after he was brought back to the intensive care unit (ICU) due to a bacterial lung infection, his son, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada said Saturday.
“My father is doing better today. His medications for blood pressure support are being lessened and his kidney function is improving,” the younger Estrada said in a Facebook post.
The former lawmaker said his father “seems to be responding well to measures to control the lung infection.”
“He is still on oxygen support but continues to be alert and oriented. He still remains at the ICU for further monitoring,” he added.
The younger Estrada made the announcement a day after he said his father, who also served as mayor of Manila, was brought back to the ICU “for monitoring and support of his blood pressure which fluctuated due to the said [lung] infection.”
The Estrada patriarch previously tested positive for COVID-19 but later recovered. His negative test for the disease was revealed by his son on April 13.
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