Malaga has lived this Monday one of its blackest days: 14 people have died from Covid. The death of a 20-year-old girl with coronavirus and not vaccinated at the Costa del Sol Hospital from Marbella. The patient, who died at dawn on Sunday, “had associated risk factors,” they assure EL ESPAÑOL in Malaga from the Marbella hospital.

The Patient Ombudsman has asked the Malaga Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the death of the natural woman of Estepona for “alleged negligence in the treatment of Covid-19”. “The family indicates that they came up to seven times to be treated. It seems that the last time he was fatal and said that he was dying,” he says by phone Damian Vazquez, attorney for the Patient Ombudsman in the city.

The Association of the Patient Defender has recognized in a statement that “it is serious if the facts correspond to what was reported by the parents,” that They point out that the young woman and her family went several times to the Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella to be treated, although she was sent home and had tested positive for coronavirus.

When testing positive, the young woman did not put herself the first dose of the vaccine. “It is usual if there has been a recent contagion. The recommendations are not to give the vaccine in a reasonable time,” explains Vázquez. It was on Saturday when he returned and the doctors could not do anything to save his life. For now Estepona City Council has offered psychological assistance to relatives.

Vázque insists that if “there has been an omission of the media, we understand that there is a crime.” Hospital has pointed out that health care that the young woman “has received in the Critics’ area and throughout her stay at the center has been adequate and correct according to clinical criteria“. Even that health professionals “have offered complete and timely information to the family.”

Carmen Flores placeholder image, President of the Association of the Patient Defender, has informed the Prosecutor’s Office this Monday of the events that occurred in Marbella. “We base it on the fact that article 262 of the Criminal Procedure Law obliges those who, due to their position, profession or trade, have news of a public crime to immediately report it to the judge or the prosecutor,” the petition that they have sent reads. .

The objective of the association is to claim and prevent any type of medical negligence from happening. “When we have knowledge of facts that may constitute crimes such as homicide due to professional medical negligence, we inform the chief prosecutor of Malaga,” says the association’s lawyer in Malaga, who understands that what happened “could be serious”.


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