TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Kevin, a patient corona at a hospital in Auckland, New Zealand filed a complaint about a visitor having sex with another patient on his ward. This incident reflects a major problem at a time when New Zealand is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
According to Kevin, the incident occurred last week at around 5 pm. Quoted from Washington Post, he saw a young woman disappear behind a curtain to visit another patient in her ward. “It’s pretty clear what happened there, they had sex,” Kevin told 1 News.
He said the incident was shocking and embarrassing. Kevin finally reported to the nurse. “It was shocking and very embarrassing,” said Kevin, who declined to give his full name. Worries
The scandal has drawn criticism about New Zealand’s hospital visit policy. The country is currently working hard to stem the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
New Zealand nurses’ organizations protest the hundreds of visitors who come to the hospital every day. They also stated that the hospital did not have enough manpower to monitor daily visits.
As a result, the number of COVID-19 patients continues to rise and many refuse to wear masks, according to New Zealand Herald. “We can’t allow people who, unknowingly, to carry the COVID-19 virus and threaten vulnerable patients,” Kate Weston, acting manager of care and professional services at the New Zealand Nurses’ Organization, told the BBC. Radio New Zealand.
Weston added that the visitors also put the nurses at risk. If the nurse catches the coronavirus, the hospital will be understaffed.
Ashley Bloomfield, director of the Ministry of Health, said the department’s government was working on a policy on patient visits to hospitals.
While the Prime Minister New Zealand Jacinda Ardern says having sex in hospital doesn’t have to happen. “Regardless of the status of covid, that kind of thing should not be part of visiting hours,” he said.
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