Scared Medical Staff Leaves Man's Body In Car Park At Private Hospital For Fear Of Coronavirus
A Harare family has revealed how the fear of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus pushed the staff at a private hospital to “dump” the remains of their brother-in-law in a car park overnight.
The deceased man’s body, identified as Paul, was allegedly covered in a blanket and red bin bags before it was wheeled outside near the car park area where it spent the night between Sunday and Monday this week.
Paul, a 77-year-old white man, died barely 30 minutes after arrival at the private hospital and within 10 minutes of being attended to, his brother-in-law Tapiwa, told H-Metro.
Paul had been in the country since February 24 when he arrived from the United Kingdom and had been quarantined for more than five weeks when he was taken to the hospital.
After narrating how he discovered that Paul’s had spent the night in the open, Tapiwa says:
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Why would you put a body outside? Even if he had COVID-19, which he did not, why? What is so frustrating and annoying is that they put him there where anyone could access him covered by a blanket and bin bags! This hospital is out of control!
Even when City of Harare officials came (very professional by the way), they assumed he had died outside and only sprayed around the area. Noone told them he had been inside from 8 pm till midnight and the inside was not sprayed.
The other thing I observed throughout the ordeal was that the staff and those involved in the entire process were so scared.
It showed they had zero training, zero knowhow on how to handle a suspected COVID-19 case. The hospital staff had no protocol to employ, no reassurance on how to handle it.
While efforts are being made to fight coronavirus, there clearly is a need for people within the entire system to get proper training. If this is not addressed there will be a disaster.