DOH’S STATEMENT ON THE ‘TIME OUT’ REQUESTED BY MEDICAL FRONTLINERS AMID COVID-19
March 14, 2021
To our beloved colleagues and comrades-in-arms in the medical community:
The Department of Health is one with the medical societies and the government in its solidarity call for a united, strategic stand on the enormous battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank the medical communities for the trust and confidence you have placed on us, and we will honor them to the utmost.
We have heard your call and we ARE one with you in battling the COVID-19 before it lays further waste to our people and our nation. The battle is not over, and it will not be for a long time yet. But this is where, with you, we are drawing a line in the sand—and stating strongly and without hesitation that from this point on, we will marshall all our efforts to turn the tide.
The medical community has raised several issues that need to be addressed. Read our full statement and proposed ways forward below.
Maraming salamat po at mabuhay ang Pilipinas!