2 Sick Children Died After Hospitals Refused to Give Medical Assistance
METRO MANILA – 2 (two) children who are sick unfortunately died after two government hospitals refused to give medical assistance to them.
Previously, President Rodrigo Duterte warned government hospital along with private hospitals to not neglect and refuse to give medical attention to patients both coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients and other diseases. This prompted because of some reports that patients that have illness have been turned away by hospitals.
Meanwhile, two sick children died shortly after they were declined by government hospitals in Manila. One aged 1-year-old and the other kid was 4-year-old.
According to the report of GMA News, a baby boy that has hole in his heart since birth developed a cough on April 13. He has been rushed to the hospital the following day due to difficulty in breathing.
Ospital ng Tondo denied them because there’s no pediatrician or cardiologist on duty at that time. The mother, Maricel Perrarin called for help in their village, which brought them to the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRRMMC).
The hospital staff checked the boy’s temperature and provided him an oxygen. But the doctor later said that they need to transfer to other hospital because the facility was already at capacity.
Perrarin said he asked staff to give his son first aid, but his request was denied. Shortly after, the boy died and later considered as a suspected COVID-19 case.
“Kung binigyan lang po sana talaga siya ng paunang lunas talaga ng Jose Reyes siguro buhay pa siya,” the mother said.
“Pero ang tigas nila, kahit nakiusap na po kami, ‘Kahit gamot lang po muna, kahit wag po muna kaming ipasok doon sa loob, kahit doon lang po kami sa triage,’ ayaw po nila,” the mother added.
The grieving parents immediately buried their son after its death since he was tagged as suspected COVID-19 case. Perarrin tell Jose Reyes hoping that there are no other children that will suffer like her child.
Meanwhile, the 4-year-old ‘Janjan’ also died after JRRMMC refuse to give medical assistance to him. Evelyn, his mother said that they brought Janjan to the hospital on April 19.
“Kaya lang po, pagpunta namin sa Jose Reyes, ‘di na po kami tinanggap. For adults lang daw po muna ‘yung ina-ano nila kasi baka raw po mahawa lalo ‘yung bata sa virus,” she said.
Hospital staff ignored her requests for first aid, so as a mother urging the give his child immediate medical attention, Evelyn decided to move to another hospital. However, Janjan died while he was taken to another facility.
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