According to Greek media reports, on the evening of April 7, a strange death of a severe COVID-19 patient occurred in Athens. A 76-year-old man who was intubated in the general ward of the Greek Red Cross Hospital died after a sudden ventilator stopped working.
According to the introduction, the deceased patients were intubated in a general ward outside the intensive care unit, which was recently converted into a special ward for patients with severe coronavirus. The patient’s health has improved in recent days.
On the evening of April 7, the backup system failed to start when the ventilator used by the patient suddenly stopped working. Doctors who observed abnormalities from the monitor immediately entered the ward to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him, but failed.
According to several Greek media reports, the hospital found that the wire connected to the ventilator had been cut off, so it immediately notified the police. It is also reported that the Greek police have arrested a suspect, an Albanian COVID-19 patient in the same ward as the deceased, who is currently continuing to be treated under police supervision.
The suspect reportedly complained about “noise from ventilators” and asked for a replacement of the single ward. Sources say that the suspect, 62 years old, left a criminal record in 2006 for fighting and physically assaulting children in 2019.