Pimentel apologizes for protocol breach


SEN. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd on Thursday apologized to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) for breaching its safety protocols.

“I never intended to breach any protocol but I realize now that my presence in MMC unnecessarily caused additional anguish and concern to the courageous frontline health workers we all depend on,” Pimentel said in a statement.

“I was simply there to be with my wife during the birth of our daughter,” he added.

The senator revealed on Wednesday that he tested positive for Covid-19 but he said that he was not aware that he was infected with the virus when he brought his wife, Kathryna, to the hospital on Tuesday night.

“I shall be open to any communication the MMC would want to have with me about this. I just ask for everyone’s understanding and compassion and allow me first to recover from Covid-19,” he said.

“I never intended to do any harm to anyone,” Pimentel said.

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