According to the British "Sun" report on April 20, in mid-April, the police found the body of 51-year-old Donald Surto , His family had previously expressed concern about his health. It is reported that this British male nurse called for help after his condition deteriorated but was busy and eventually died at home.
The 38-year-old Emily Sulto-Robertson, the niece of the deceased, revealed that her uncle gave birth toHe used to work at the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. After the call to the 111 emergency hotline was unanswered, he died alone in his apartment.
Donald is a chemotherapy nurse from the Philippines. He used to work at Hammersmith Hospital in West London and was suspected of being infected with a new type Quarantined for coronavirus. Donald was told that he can call NHS 1 when his condition worsens11 Emergency hotline for help.
The night before (16th), Donald called and told his elderly mother: "I don't think I can fight this virus. I feel a knife pierced my body." 4 On the 17th, the police found Donald’s body at his home in London. He suffered from asthma and had complained about the lack of personal protective equipment in caring for patients.
Emily said: "This is too tragic. My uncle was told that he could call 111 for help, but the line was busy and couldn't get through anyway. On April 15, he sent a message to a colleague saying , It is difficult for him to get through the NHS phone. This is the last time he has contacted someone. I tried to contact him, but he did not answer the phone, so I thought he was already in the hospital, but in fact he died before getting through the call for help Now."
Donald wrote on Facebook in March: "I cannot stay at home, I am a medical worker." He once told Emily that he was worried that he would be caught after treating a patient with a cough and high fever. infection. Emily said: "He said he didn't get any personal protective equipment, and his supervisor kept telling him that there was a shortage of equipment. My uncle served the NHS for 18 years and eventually paid his life. We didn't even know his body at first. Where it was sent, until now there is no specific death certificate issued. We areWait patiently, but things shouldn't develop like this. "
The NHS currently refuses to comment on the shortage of personal protective equipment. A spokesperson for the NHS Trust of Imperial College said: "We are very sad about the death of Donald. In this particularly difficult period, we are His family, friends and colleagues expressed their thoughts and condolences. We have been strictly following the UK's guidelines on the use of personal protective equipment. To commemorate Donald, we have established a crowdfunding page. ”
Currently, the number of deaths from the new crown in the UK has risen to 16,550 and 125,856 have been diagnosed. As the new data came out, a British government The consultant said on the 19th that the United Kingdom may have passed the first peak of the epidemic. However, according to data from the British Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed cases is still increasing.