COVID-19 survivors in Angeles City, Pampanga have thanked health workers from the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC), formerly Ospital ning Angeles, for their hard work.
A recently recovered coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patient left a letter of appreciation to the city’s medical front liners.
Attached to the letter is a P150 tip from the patient, who only indicated her room number at one of the quarantine facilities, “Room #308.”
The letter read, “To the frontliners and staff, we would like to extend our gratitude for all of your sacrifices, efforts, and time. Amidst the pandemic, you are still doing your work to help Covid-19 patients. Thank you for the accommodations, nutrition, food, and for a clean room.”
According to Head Nurse of the Community Isolation Units Alfie Maniti, the sincerity of the letter written by the patient gave them joy.
“Kapag ganong pagkakataon po ay sobrang natutuwa po kami, pero higit doon, yung simple at sinserong salamat,” Maniti said.
(When that happens, we are very happy, but more than that, the simple and sincere thank you.)
Nursing attendants Ashley Ann Otano and Arlene David who were also assigned at the hotel where the letter was left expressed their appreciation.
Not the first time
Maniti, who has been serving at the RLMMC for three years and seven months, said this is not the first time that a patient left food or monetary tip in their room upon discharge.
Earlier, a local vlogger named Edmar Batac, who also recovered from Covid-19, featured on his vlog his experience and gratitude to the city’s health workers and hotel staff's efforts in helping him with his recovery.
Hotels and Restaurants Association in Pampanga President Fatima Orfinada agreed to this.
“There are even patients who leave the tip (of any kind) at the front desks of hotels,” Orfinada said.
Maniti added that it is not about tips but the simple appreciation from the patients, reminding them to have faith and be healthy and safe in their service.
The owner of the letter who is affiliated with a bible-based publication also encouraged the frontliners and staff to read their site, www.jw.org.
“Stay positive. Stay motivated. Stay healthy and safe for your family,” the letter stated.