He took the cannula needle out of his arm, picked up a fire extinguisher
and started to destroy
everything he had at hand. So much fright, a gunshot
shot in the air, but no serious consequences. Only a bad morning for emergency room operatorsSan Camillo-Forlanini hospital
, yesterday morning literally devastated by the fury of a 44-year-old who arrived in an 118 ambulance for radiological tests. The man, originally from Costa Rica
, he had already given up in his home, forcing the people who live with him to call the police
. Once sedated and taken to the hospital in via Gianicolense, he underwent all the necessary examinations, including one tac
. However, when he started to regain consciousness from the anesthetic that had been administered to him, he started to get angry again.
He armed himself with a fire extinguisher and devastated the doors and windows of the red code rooms, the CT room and those of the ultrasounds causing significant damage to equipment. The immediate intervention of hospital staff and internal surveillance has prevented that aggressive fury was pouring on health workers and on the users present in those moments in the emergency room who reported no damage or injury. Provisional, in this sense, the intervention of one security guard who first fired a shot in the air and then intervened to stop the man, assisted by the arrival of the carabinieri of the Trastevere company. Despite the damage, the emergency room has never stopped operating.
“If there were no injuries among the patients present in the emergency room, it is in particular due to two nurses on duty,” explains the president of the order of nursing professions in Rome, Lia Pulimeno. The operators, in fact, “immediately took steps to make the patients in the red area and the rest of the emergency room safe. An example of courage and professionalism that deserves the praise of all colleagues “. On a war footing union Nursind: “This cowardly act – says the provincial secretary, Stefano Barone – cannot remain unanswered by those who have a duty to protect a job often carried out in conditions that are uncomfortable from an organizational and environmental point of view, made worse by an absence of dedicated routes to a certain type of patient “.
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