Another doctor at frontline of COVID-19 fight dies

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) — A doctor at Asian Hospital and Medical Center at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 has died, the hospital confirmed Monday.

The hospital honored Dr. Mary Grace Lim, who was assigned at its emergency medicine and quality management department, as a “great frontliner … who willingly risked her life to help save others.”

“She has affected and helped countless lives in her wonderful journey in Asian Hospital and Medical Center,” the hospital said. “We have lost a remarkable doctor, a good friend, and mentor to our budding health care workers.”

The hospital did not mention her cause of death.

The Philippine Medical Association has recorded 17 doctors who have died while in the frontline battling COVID-19, blaming the lack of personal protective equipment for the deaths.

The Philippines will begin producing 10,000 coveralls daily after Holy Week in partnership with member-companies of the Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines to ensure there is enough gear to protect medical frontliners.

This is the first time the Philippines will produce medical-grade protective gear that can be used in COVID-19 positive wards, operating rooms, and internal care units.

This will be on top of the one million sets of PPE procured by the Department of Health.

The Trade Department said San Miguel Corporation will procure the initial 10,000 pieces of PPE coveralls and donate these to PGH.