Kapuso stars encourage every patient to be honest when indicating necessary information to health workers, due to the young cardiologist in the Philippine Heart Center who died last Saturday because a patient lied about his travel history.
Descendants of the Sun actor Jon Lucas posted on his Instagram stating the importance of honesty with health workers, as this is necessary to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Jon said:
“Makakaligtas po tayo ng maraming buhay sa atin pong pagiging tapat kaya naman po sana i-disclose po natin lahat ng impormasyon na ating nalalaman.”
Meanwhile, Magkaagaw veteran actress Sheryl Cruz said that lying will not help to ease the current status of our nation. Keeping information from health workers will not help contain COVID-19.
Furthermore, Sheryl also emphasized that aside from the COVID-19 patients, being honest will help to save the lives of the doctors, nurses, and other frontliners who are risking their lives to save others in times of crisis due to the coronavirus.
Sheryl posted: “Wag po natin ilihim ang mga aktibidad lalo na kung may kaugnayan sa ating pagbiyahe at sa exposure natin sa mga kaso na may COVID-19. Importante po ito para maiwasang mahawaan ang mga doctor, nurse, at iba pang frontline health workers.”
Aside from Sheryl and Jon, Dingdong Dantes and Klea Pineda also conveyed the same message on their respective Instagram accounts.
There are 4 doctors who have died due to coronavirus, Cardiologist Israel Bactol of Philippine Heart Center, Cardiologist Raul Jara also of Philippine Heart Center, anesthesiologist Gregorio Macasaet III of Manila Doctors Hospital, and an Oncologist from San Juan de Dios Hospital.