Photos have been circulated of an employee at a New York hospital where the nursing staff is forced to wear trash bags as protective equipment has died of coronavirus.
According to the New York Post, Kious Kelly of age 48 worked as Mount Sinai West hospital in Manhattan. He was admitted to the hospital after being tested positive a week ago. Kious was serving as assistant nursing manager and just like many other hospitals across the US, Mount Sinai West Hospital was also facing personal protective equipment (PPE).
Even though people were paying tribute to Kious Kelly, but soon a photo of the hospital took the internet by storm where the nursing staff was shown wearing trash bags. This photo caused outrage and people started questioning the safety measures at the hospital.
The photo that is being shared across the internet says, “NO MORE MASKS AND REUSING THE DISPOSABLE ONES…NURSES FIGURING IT OUT DURING COVID-19 CRISIS”.
In response to the photo where the staff is shown wearing the trash bags, the hospital staff said, ‘We are deeply saddened by the passing of a beloved member of our nursing staff.’
The authorities also released an official statement that says, “The safety of our staff and patients has never been of greater importance and we are taking every precaution possible to protect everyone.”
Until now, 4 other doctors have been tested positive along with Kious Kelly and 40 other patients are being treated in the various buildings of the hospital.
New York, now the outbreak’s epicenter, has reported at least 30,811 deaths, almost 18,000 in New York City alone. The death count across the State is almost 300.
Kelly’s old friend, Annie K. Lee, while mourning the death wrote on Facebook, ‘I still remember hugging Kious on graduation day. I am at a loss for words and cannot even begin to describe how sorry I am, that the world has lost a flame as bright as you, in this unforgiving Coronavirus worldwide pandemic.’
Lee made an immediate appeal to the public to help community staff and wrote: ‘GIVE your unnecessarily stocked masks, N95s, N99s, gloves, isolation gowns, and Medical Protective Gear to your local hospitals.’
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