Son grieves as his mother died after being ‘rejected’ by 9 hospitals

Son grieves as his mother died after being ‘rejected’ by 9 hospitals

- A Filipina passed away on Tuesday after being turned away by nine hospitals

- She died inside an ambulance while nursing a sudden stomach pain

- Her son grieved because of what happened to her mother

- He exclaimed that if hospitals admitted her mom, she would have not died

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A man could not contain his emotions while disclosing to the public that his mother passed away after being “rejected” by nine hospitals.

KAMI learned that Josefina Barroz, a Filipina, succumbed to a sudden stomach ache on Tuesday, April 14.

According to a report in “24 Oras,” the stomach of the said mother had swollen already and blood can be seen in her vomits and feces.

Her son Mark tried to bring the said woman to nine medical facilities near their location, but all of them refused to admit the patient.

Even Josefina talked to the management of those hospitals only to be rejected due to insufficient rooms.

"Sila pumatay sa nanay ko eh. Lumalaban yung mama ko eh. Kung tinanggap nila yung mama ko, buhay yung mama ko," he quipped.

"Nasa ambulansya lang po ang nanay ko. Wala pong tumitingin na nurse kahit pa emergency po yun… Kung anu-ano po yung sinasabi nila. May dala po kaming pera pambayad pero kahit tingnan man lang yung nanay ko, hindi nila tiningnan," he added.

Son grieves as his mother died after being ‘rejected’ by 9 hospitals

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Dr. Rustico Jimenez, the president of Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc., already spoke up about the much-talked-about incident.

While he recognized the fact that the patient needed immediate treatment, he also emphasized that there were no rooms available during that time.

"Under the law, kailangan magbibigay ka muna ng immediate treatment kung kailangan," the doctor explained.

"Pero kung talagang walang paglalagyan, saan mo ilalagay? Eh di mamamatay din yung pasyente sa emergency room kung pag-stay-in mo dun na wala namang gagawin," he added.

In a previous article by , the daughter of person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 posted screenshots of her conversation with him before he died.

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