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WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED ONLY RELATIVES WILL LOVE AIR CONDITIONERS

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The relatives of a suspected COVID-19 patient in India allegedly unplugged his ventilator to use an air conditioner at a sweltering hospital, killing him, according to reports.

the man was transferred to an isolation ward as a safety precaution since another ICU patient had tested positive for coronavirus, the newspaper reports.

The man’s relatives then took an air conditioner to the hospital – as daytime temps reportedly topped out at 106 degrees — and allegedly unplugged the ventilator after not finding an open socket to cool down the room, according to the report.

Hospital staffers had deactivated air conditioners in the unit in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Vice News reports.

The ventilator had a backup battery, but the man’s relatives didn’t tell doctors or nurses that they unplugged it, the medical superintendent at the government-run hospital told the outlet.

At least his final moments were comfortable?

4 thoughts on “WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED ONLY RELATIVES WILL LOVE AIR CONDITIONERS”

  1. Most vents with which I’m acquainted have a power failure alarm. Someone would have had to silence that alarm if the staff were to not notice it for more than a couple of minutes.

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    • hospital staff routinely ignore beeps and patient alarms. Just hang out near a nurse’s station sometime, and observe.

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    • Wow, that’s the funniest thing I’ve heard today…

      Here, in the US (where we have the most professional and well trained medical professionals in the world, and the most well developed and comprehensive healthcare on the planet), nobody in a hospital pays a damn lick of attention to any equipment alarms, even cardiac and respiratory alarms…

      In fact, the families that are visiting a lot frequently figure out what the alarms are for, know which ones are important, and how to turn off the ones that are just annoying (like IV occlusion alarms).

      So, no, it isn’t surprising AT ALL that no one would respond to the alarm, or that someone would turn it off…

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