Rosana Zubidi describes that in one of the COVID pavilions of the San Juan de Dios, where she works, the sound of the oxygen masks in the rooms is heard 24 hours a day. It is constant and overwhelming. She says that now, for the first time, she is stressed. She even had to leave her home to avoid putting her husband and children at risk. And that she has not been able to see her mother for a long time.
“I am a nurse in San Juan de Dios and I make this video to ask everyone to become aware, to take care of themselves, not to gather and not to go to the bars when it opens because the health system is collapsing. There are infected personnel and companions in serious condition. We are not superheroes and we have relatives next to us who are suffering. We do not need applause, what we need is for them to understand that they have to take care of themselves and think about the other and that is how they take care of us. They should avoid ending up in hospital in a therapy, because we do not know if in a few days there will be room or doctors and nurses to attend to them. There are more and more patients and hospitalized and yet more things are opened every day “, he recorded a video days ago that he uploaded to the networks social and went viral.
Zubidi works in one of the special rooms of the San Juan de Dios hospital. There are 8 rooms for 16 people. Initially it was a place for mild patients, but now it has become a more complex place. “Soon it will be an intermediate therapy room because mild patients are not even admitted,” she told ELDIA.COM while she said that she was part of and was the vice president of Hogar María Pueblo but that she cannot attend so as not to put
“It is becoming more and more complex despite the fact that respirators, beds and supplies were brought in. At first we had suspicious patients in my ward; now only positive, from moderate to complex. There were days when the 16 beds were full, at times they remain some free … For the first time we are stressed, exhausted and anguished, “he confessed in the talk before starting his work day.
In addition to daily work, nurses must contain people who are scared and need breathing. They cannot touch them and the care is strict. “When we enter their rooms they don’t even know who we are, because we are all covered with masks, chemise, chinstraps and more.”
For her the most complicated thing is the impossibility of the patient to receive visits. There are older people who cannot use their cell phones. And that, of course, for family members not being able to say goodbye to their loved ones is tremendous.
“In our room we have the plasma protocol and I can assure you that it improves the picture for almost everyone. Days ago a 90-year-old woman, Felipa, left the hospital, who stole the smile from all of us in the middle of this ordeal”, Zubini continued, who did not hesitate to point out that current patients enter the hospital with a strong viral load and that is why some go directly to intensive care. “Before there were two and a third is about to be added, ours,” she added.
Zubini said that the climate is bleak. There is silence and the noise of permanent oxygen is heard. Every time she enters a room she must change. Sometimes this is repeated many times because although the order is to enter the rooms as little as possible, if the patient requires attention, they must do so as many times as necessary. “Luckily we have all the necessary elements.”
“The health system is stressed and sick. There are infected colleagues and others isolated. The other day a colleague died in the children’s hospital. That is why I made the video, to ask people to continue taking care of themselves, that this virus is far away to finish and that continues attacking, “he closed his talk while the health personnel said they could not take vacations since March, that due to contagion some lost even their francs and Health codes.