MEXICO CITY (apro) .- On the photograph of a man lying on the ground, while receiving medical attention, social media users interpreted that he was there due to the saturation of hospitals due to the covid-19 pandemic, but it was not like that .
The reality is that the man arrived in respiratory arrest and collapsed. Doctors immediately treated him on site, not to waste time, but he did not resist.
When responding to the image of the person, who is seen lying on a sheet and connected to a device in the hospital? Enrique Cabrera? -located in the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s office-, which cares for covid-19 patients, the Ministry of Health (Sedesa), indicated that they had to give him cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the spot, because he lost consciousness immediately after arriving at the hospital.
In an information card entitled? Patient receives cardiopulmonary resuscitation for extreme need on a hard surface, at Enrique Cabrera General Hospital ??, the Sedesa admitted the veracity of the image, but specified:
?? The events occurred this morning, when he entered the hospital by his own means and immediately lost consciousness; He fell into cardiorespiratory arrest, so to speed up his care the doctors made the decision to carry out resuscitation maneuvers immediately, being on the floor, which were insufficient and unfortunately he died ??
Similarly, he mentioned that the patient could not be tested to detect if he was infected with covid-19, so it is unknown if his death is linked to this disease.
He stressed that the family received the necessary comprehensive care from the institutions of the city government, and indicated that health workers “do everything necessary to save lives and their work is fully recognized.”
The Sedesa assured that it daily reviews the hospital infrastructure to care for patients who are victims of the pandemic, and reiterated that the support of citizens is needed to avoid hospital saturation, for which it reiterated: ?? As far as possible, stay at home , if they go out, with face masks and respecting the measures of healthy distance and hygiene ??.
Until January 5, 23 thousand 889 active cases were reported in Mexico City, with 82% of the hospital occupation, and 22 thousand 399 deaths, 203 in the last day. The epidemiological traffic light remains red.