Rumors prompted the administration of Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH) to deny in a statement that 1500 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients are left unattended or unexamined.
According to NNA, the statement explained that “what is circulated through some media outlets about the presence of around 1500 cases in the hospital not examined for coronavirus (COVID-19) as a result of the severe shortage in the medical kit is false.”
RHUH confirmed that the hospital is fully prepared to receive cases suspected of being infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19). “We are fully prepared to receive cases in the emergency department created for this purpose and for the examinations that such cases require.”
The hospital administration also mentioned that “so far, 2,756 laboratory examinations related to coronavirus (COVID-19) were performed, 88 of which had a positive result while 74 are awaiting the result.
“The hospital administration wishes everyone to be careful when publishing any news related to it to make sure it’s true before publishing, especially in the current period that our beloved country Lebanon is going through,” the statement concluded.
The administration of RHUH has also clarified details of the death of a citizen in the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency room.
Earlier today, a woman admitted to the coronavirus emergency was pronounced dead right after her arrival. The cause of her death was speculated to be due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to RHUH, the patient suffered a severe drop in blood circulation as well as a cardiac arrest.
The diagnosis showed that the patient had chronic heart muscle failure. A CT scan showed that she did not have any pulmonary infections.
“The patient was examined for the coronavirus (COVID-19), but the result will not be out before tomorrow. The confirmation of whether she was infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) or any other virus is yet to be determined,” the hospital concluded.