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Ecatepec general hospital doctor dies from Covid-19; colleagues report irregularities

Ecatepec, Mex.- Doctors of the general hospital “José María Rodríguez” of Ecatepec, belonging to the Institute of Health of the State of Mexico (ISEM), denounced that last Monday one of their colleagues from the Faculty of higher education (FES) Iztacala, due to complications of Covid-19, which allegedly did not receive adequate attention.

In a trade, the companions of Alejandro Lopez Rivas They accused the directors of the medical center of forcing him to carry out his duties, despite the fact that since December 12 he had symptoms of the disease.


In addition, they stated that the UNAM undergraduate intern doctor provided care to severe coronavirus patients in the Emergency room without having the proper protective equipment.

“During the rotation in the emergency service, on several occasions he came to resuscitate and take samples from patients suspected of SARS-CoV-2, as indicated by a superior on duty without having the minimum necessary equipment (gloves, masks, gown, etc.) ”, says the letter released by undergraduate interns.

He Health Institute of the State of Mexico (ISEM), informed that the general hospitals of Ecatepec “Dr. José María Rodríguez ”and“ Las Américas ”, guarantee personal protection, prevention, diagnosis and medical care for Covid-19 to their workforce and specify that they have beds available.

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The state agency affirmed that the internist did not work in the Covid-19 area, his functions were not within the protocols for patients infected by SARS-CoV-2. Students are restricted in cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers, they are not exposed to aerosols from patients ”, the ISEM announced in a statement.

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