- A farmer died at his home after he was reportedly refused admission by six different hospitals
- He died of a heart at attack at home, as per the statement of his son-in-law
- According to the son-in-law, one of the statements of the nurse that they talked to said that since there was COVID-19, the ICU has already been closed
- The three children of the 65-year-old pleaded for hospitals to take him in but none did
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A 65-year-old farmer in Brgy. Sta. Arcadia, Cabanatuan City, died from a heart attack in his home after he was reportedly refused by six hospitals.
Ladislao "Lading" Corrales Cabling experienced difficulty breathing at around 11 p.m. and he was brought by his family initially to the Immaculate Conception Medical Center (ICMC).
This was the narration of Arnold Cagaoan as per Abante. He also mentioned that along with Mr. Cabling were his three children and that they were riding on a barangay vehicle when they went to the hospital.
However, at ICMC, they were informed that there was no more space at the ICU and it seemed that the patient already has the virus.
From ICMC, they moved to Wesleyan University-Philippines Hospital at Tandang Sora St., but even before they were able to enter the hospital, they were already told that there was no room.
"Sabi pa ng isang nurse na sarado na ang ICU mula noong mabalita na nagkarooon ng COVID-19 positive dito," said Cagaoan.
Next, they tried the Nueva Ecija Doctors Hospital at the Maharlika highway, then Good Samaritan Hospital at Burgos Ave., then to Premier General Hospital at Brgy. Daan Sarlii, then eventually to Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center.
However, they received the same answers. Cagaoan also mentioned that even the tanods that they were with were also starting to get mad at PJG.
In BayanNow's post, Girlie Cabling Cagaoan, the daughter of the patient said, "Kitang-kita po nila ‘yung tatay ko na hirap na hirap. Wala pong nagbigay kahit isa sa kanila na first aid sa tatay ko."
The 65-year-old will be buried at the Eternal Gardens on Tuesday.
After the incident involving Lolo Cabling has gone viral, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte put the six concerned hospitals under investigation.
During his Monday briefing with the IATF-EID, he warned that if it is proven that the six hospitals were negligent, a case may be filed against them.
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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