How to watch bad news in Philippines
Posted March 09, 2018 08:00:46 A report from Philippines said a woman in a hospital in the central city of Cebu is suffering from cancer.
It said the patient had contracted cancer from a viral infection from a man in her family.
It quoted the patient’s brother, who said he had not been informed of the diagnosis and had no idea how to treat her.
The Philippine Health Care Authority (PHCA) confirmed the diagnosis.
A spokesperson said the family had not yet been informed.
The family had been waiting for two weeks for treatment.
They are awaiting the results of the biopsy and chemotherapy.
The hospital has no other staff and a private physician is on duty, the spokesperson said.
The PHCA also said it has received information that the patient was in hospital with pneumonia.
It urged people not to travel to the area and said they should not go outdoors.
The Philippines has suffered from a series of pandemic illnesses, including one last year that killed more than 2,500 people and sickened hundreds more.
It has been hit by another outbreak of coronavirus, which killed at least 1,600 people.
The country has also been hit hard by the effects of the typhoon that hit the Philippines last month, killing more than 14,000 people.
The death toll from coronaviruses has increased by more than 80% in the past year, and the number of confirmed cases has risen to more than 1,400.
The government has been trying to control the spread of the virus, and has deployed around 4,000 health workers and sent 3,000 troops to the affected areas.