UP cardiologist succumbs to COVID-19

Published March 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Richa Noriega

A doctor, “who was active during Martial Law and would have loved to volunteer as a frontline physician at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH),” has succumbed to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the University of the Philippines announced on Sunday.

In a Twitter post, the members of the UP community mourned the passing of Dr. Francisco Lukban, from the UP College of Medicine Class of 1982.

“The members of the UP community extend their condolences and sympathies to the family of Dr. Lukban, who passed away on March 25 due to COVID-19,” the university said.

The post acknowledged Dr. Lukban’s achievements and remembered his time as geriatric cardiologist, mentor, friend, husband, and father.

As of posting, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded on Sunday that 1,418 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the country. #

 
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