- A senior citizen who has COVID-19 died while he was waiting for his turn to be admitted to the hospital
- The old man was positive for COVID-19 on March 16, and so, according to the deceased's son, he was isolated
- However, on March 27, he suffered from difficulty breathing and was brought to the hospital
- They tried all hospitals, such that even the waitlist was full, and so his father just died because he did not get the chance to be admitted to a hospital
A 61-year-old man who was positive for COVID-19 did not get a chance to be admitted to a hospital as all hospitals were already full, even the waitlist.
The son, tried calling other hospitals to no avail. They also tried to have the oxygen tank refilled but the hospital could not accommodate them because they would also be using the tank for other patients. This transpired on March 27 since his father could not breathe well anymore.
When 2 a.m., the family decided to bring the old man home.
At around 3 a.m., his father simply stopped breathing and the search for a hospital resumed.
They contacted so many hospitals until they got to reach a hospital with an ICU.
According to the patient's son, he begged them to take his father in because he was already critical.
"I begged them kasi sobrang critical na ang tatay ko. They agreed to put me in waiting pero they let us know na rin na mayroon dalawa pang pasyente that's waiting to get into the ICU as well," said Angelo in GMA News Balitambayan.
Around 5:20 a.m., March 28, the patient died while still on a stretcher.
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