A man is outraged and distressed after his wife passed away due to covid-19 related causes. Not only has he lost a loved one but he and his family are now currently facing discrimination within their community. The patient was a 53-year-old woman who had been intubated at the KHMH for two weeks before she passed away in late August. The husband has stated that he is displeased with the way his wife was treated at the hospital. He called into our Morning Show today to express his frustrations.
Caller: “I lost my wife from COVID about – she was in hospital for two weeks and I’m struggling right now at home what the psychological impact that did to me and my family. The stigma and the discrimination attached people are cold, they are mean and they have a thing here saying stay calm and be kind that is the total opposite of what is happening. I have personally experienced it. I am grieving right now and we are emotional. I cannot go back to work right now, it’s not easy unless you are in my shoes you know because when I was talking to the doctor at Karl Heusner I told him that you would not want to be in my shoes you don’t know what I am going through – he said he will never be in my shoes. He was cruel and harsh, no sympathy, no empathy, no compassion nothing they are cruel. No support was gotten from none of them, nobody came to my house, nobody offered and reached out. I’m telling you I’m living it. They have taken away something very special and precious from us. Karl Heusner that ICU unit I would not recommend for anybody to send their people there because once they put you and intubate you and put you on a ventilator you are not going to come out alive, they are experimenting, they do not know what they are doing in utilizing those ventilator machines in Karl Huenser. Let us check the history and see how many people come off those ventilators and live to speak and to give their story.”
The patient was the 13th death in Belize due to the virus. We will continue to follow this story.