Translation and adaptation by me.
This Wednesday Mexico City Police officers stopped a man diagnosed with COVID-19 from throwing himself from the roof of Enrique Cabrera Hospital in the Borough of Álvaro Obregón.
According to the Secretariat of Citizen Safety (SSC), doctors told police officers about a 29-year-old patient, diagnosed with COVID-19, who had a mental breakdown and exited the hospital through the emergency staircase to access the roof.
“Immediately, hospital staff activated Code Black, meanwhile the officers, tasked with rescuing the young patient, were equipping themselves with personal protective equipment; using a face mask, respirator, and latex gloves. Then they accessed the roof, where they observed the man who wanted to throw himself into an abyss.(...)After an adequate dialogue, and with persuasive techniques applied during 15 minutes, the officers emphasized that their exposure without adequate protection could propagate the virus. However, witnessing the patient’s stubbornness and before he could jump, the officers neutralized him, avoiding a tragic conclusion. Once the situation was controlled, they took the patient back to his bed” SSC released in a statement about the events.
SSC said the police are carrying out a security and vigilance operation in Mexico City hospitals and medical storage units converted to treat cases of COVID-19.
Original article by Animal Politico staff
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