Data accuracy is key to correct and sound decision-making. This is an age-old tenet in management which is not only logical but simple enough.
Whether inadvertently committed or otherwise, it is reason enough to make people responsible and accountable. What is abominable is if such act is committed deliberately in pursuit of some selfish reasons or interests.
The COVID-19 pandemic involves people’s lives, and to a large extent, their livelihoods. That said, there is no room for officials who, because of sheer incompetence or corrupt thinking, will endanger our lives that we practically entrust to them.
This is not the first time that the DOH leadership is being challenged to prove itself – or leave their posts if they cannot be up to the job.