July 28, 2020

Chile hospitals ensure patients do not die alone despite pandemic

Santiago (AFP) – All over the world, people are dying alone as relatives are barred from visiting them in hospital for fear of catching and spreading the coronavirus. But not in Chile.Here, special units have been set up where family members and loved ones are able to say their goodbyes even inside public hospitals where the virus is rife.”Everyone leaves behind a family and we tried to get to know every person in the time we had,” Natalia Ojeda, a doctor specializing in palliative care at the Barros Luco hospital in Santiago, told AFP.This hospital has been one of the most affected in a count…

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