Dr. Dante Morales, Wycoco's attending doctor, said in an official statement that Wycoco was declared dead at 6:16 p.m. while undergoing treatment at the MDH Intensive Care Unit.
..."Once the heart fails, no medication can further salvage the patient," Morales, director of the MDH, said.
said that last Thursday, Wycoco experienced fluctuations in his
blood pressure and his
heartbeat became very faint.
This, however, was quickly arrested, after attending physicians adjusted the dosage of his
medicines and respirator, enabling the NBI director's vital signs to eventually stabilize.
"We lost him, despite all our efforts to revive him, his
heart finally gave in," Morales
said that basically, what happened to Wycoco
was that his heart finally stopped, immediately causing a shortage of blood flow to his brain.
said that all this led to Wycoco's demise, as at that time, he
experienced "brain death."
"They were all grieving and reduced to tears, but they tried to comfort the Director by touching him and being basically there for him," Morales