Britain’s nurses wore garbage bags as gowns, and the bereaved are demanding answers
The government says 82 health-care workers and 16 nursing home and social-care workers have died of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. One website run by nurses says at least 140 have died.
Health secretary Matt Hancock was grilled Tuesday about the government’s failure on personal protective equipment (PPE). During an interview with Hancock on LBC radio, the son of a doctor called in.
Intisar Chowdhury, 18, wanted to know whether Hancock personally regretted not taking seriously enough warnings by Chowdhury’s father about the PPE shortages.
His father, Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, a doctor who worked at a hospital in east London, died of covid-19. Days before he was admitted to a hospital after falling sick, the older Chowdhury had publicly urged the prime minister to get front-line health workers the protective equipment they needed.
Hancock told the younger Chowdhury that he was “really sorry” about his father’s death and that “we took very, very seriously what your father said, and we’ve been working round-the-clock to …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]