Dr. Greg Macasaet died on Sunday, March 22, from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-9.
His wife, Dra. Evalyn Talens, who is also an anesthesiologist, also contracted the disease and was admitted to the hospital.
Dr Greg Macasaet, an anaesthesiologist in the Philippines, knew his time was up.
“If they intubate me and place me on a ventilator, then the game is almost over,” he said in a text message to a fraternity brother.
He and his wife, Evelyn, also an anaesthesiologist, chose to stay at their posts as the first of the patients with signs of infections from the deadly coronavirus outbreak began to roll into their hospital, the Manila Doctors Hospital, one of the biggest in Manila.