WORLD NEWS: With the rising numbers of the coronavirus infection rate now over a million cases, medical facilities are experiencing a shortage of shortage of ventilators and other medical equipment globally. Ventilators have become a critical aspect when it comes to the treatment of COVID-19 cases. The machines play an important role in supply of oxygen in patients’ lungs when they are unable to breathe on their own.
This 90-year-old coronavirus patient has been hailed a braveheart for choosing to preserve the machine for younger patients saying she had a good life.
A 90-year-old coronavirus patient has been hailed a braveheart for choosing to preserve the machine for younger patients. Suzanne Hoylaerts from Binkom, Belgium died after she refused to use the ventilator for her treatment, reports Daily Mail.
The elderly woman reportedly told doctors, “I don’t want to use artificial respiration. Save it for younger patients. I already had a good life.”
Suzanne was admitted to the hospital after suffering from a lack of appetite and shortness of breath. She tested positive for Covid-19 and was placed in isolation. However, her health kept deteriorating and she passed away two days later, reports The Metro.
Speaking to Fox News, her daughter was baffled as to how her mom contacted the deadly virus. She said that her mother stayed at home and was complying with all the lockdown rules.
Many people hailed the 90-year-old braveheart as a hero:
In such troubled times, it is people like Suzanne who restore your faith in humanity. She is an angel who saved another soul. RIP Suzanne.