Doctor died after being hit by a truck in Manila

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A doctor died after she was hit by a truck in Pandacan, , Friday. Ma. Theresa Dajao was on her way home from her duty in Kahilum Health Center when she was hit by a 10-wheeler truck.

According to the reports of the Manila police traffic investigation section, the victim was riding her bicycle and was traveling in the northbound lane of Quirino Avenue when she was hit a by the truck behind her.

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Dajao was rushed to the Manila Hospital but later died.

According to Dr. Arnold Pangan, acting city health officer of the Manila health department, the victim only rode her bicycle to work at the health center as it was near her home.

Dajao has been a physician in charge of Kahilum Health Center and medical officer IV of the Manila health department since 2006.

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At the age of 54, her colleagues recognized her as a reliable and hard-working doctor.

The Manila Police District traffic enforcement unit arrested the 36-year-old truck driver but was also released after the case was settled.

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Pinoy doctor died while aboard ship in the Netherlands

A Filipino doctor working for a ship that services offshore oilfields died in The Netherlands on April 10.

The victim was 54-year-old Dr. Rhoneil Ramirez Deveraturda, who was aboard Saipem FDS ship docked at the port of Rotterdam at the time of his death, according to a statement released by his company Saipem.

The Pinoy doctor’s death “happened due to natural causes as confirmed by the investigations of the Dutch authorities,” Saipem said.

“The colleague, who had no symptoms attributable to COVID-19, died unexpectedly during the night. The company expresses its condolences and sincerest sympathy with the family,” it added.

Dutch regional website said the ship was quarantined last April 10 after a case of COVID-19 on board. One crew member who contracted the virus was brought to the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam last April 8.

“Since then, our consular and ATN (Assistance to Nationals) officers have been in regular contact with the family, and employer, among others, as part of efforts in extending assistance to the next-of-kin of the deceased,” Philippine ambassador to the Netherlands Jaime Victor Ledda said in an email.

The doctor has been tested for COVID-19 infection, and the embassy is still waiting for the results.

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