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Please fire Duque! Escudero blasts ‘intolerable, insulting’ DOH mass recovery adjustment

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Former Senator Francis Escudero has denounced the Department of Health for adjusting its policy to raise the number of COVID recoveries in the country.

Escudero, now governor of Sorsogon, said the latest policy of the health department was “intolerable” and “insulting.”

“After recording the highest one-day covid+ new cases of 3,954, DOH reports a 38,075 ‘mass recovery adjustment’ to include mild/asymptomatic cases… This is ‘only in the Philippines’ & is intolerable & insulting!” he tweeted Thursday night.

Escudero also called for the removal of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III over the controversial recovery adjustment.

“PRRD: Sir, please fire Sec. Duque!!! You/we/I deserve better po!!!” he said.

As of July 30, the DOH reported 3,954 new coronavirus infections, the record-high single-day figure so far.

It also reported an unprecedented 38,075 new recoveries from the disease, bringing the total to 65,064. This has been attributed by the DOH to “enhanced data reconciliation efforts with local government units.”

The country’s total of COVID-19 cases climbed to 89,374, including 22,327 active cases.

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