[In the news] Probe set for QC inmate’s possible coronavirus-related death -GMAnews
The Quezon City Health Department has started an investigation into the death of a male inmate at the Quezon City Jail, who may have been infected with the virus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to Saleema Refran’s 24 Oras report on Friday.
The death certificate of the inmate states that the immediate cause of death was acute myocardial infarction or heart attack.
However, listed as other significant conditions contributing to death is that the inmate may be a possible COVID-19 patient for two weeks.
The city health department said the inmate exhibited some flu-like symptoms.
“(The inmate was) complaining of parang difficulty of breathing. Dead-on-arrival yata siya ma’am. I’m sure hindi po siya na-test siguro,” Feliza Luna, a Quezon City Health Medical Officer, said.
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology spokesman Xaiver Solda said, “Nakita naman natin talaga ‘yung primary cause of death niya, no? May nakasulat doon na possible COVID-19 case.”
“Kung talagang positibo ‘yan siya at meron sapat na basihan ‘yung doctor, talagang sasabihin niya d’yan diretsya na this is a COVID-19 case. Pero hindi,” he added.
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