Friday, March 21

Rio de Janeiro's county hospital Rocha Maia in Brazil released severe injured patient without treatment

















The patient was Maria a homeless woman who is known by those who live around the place she sleeps.
Two citizens took her back  to Rocha Maia Hospital showing the pictures of how they released her and demanded them to treat her.

She sleeps in a place where there are cats and skunks. It is believed that an animal have eaten some of the matter that were exposed.

Maria suffers a mental disease and this is one of many reasons physicians received her on Sunday, 3/16 and released her on Wednesday morning, 3/19 without any treatment.

Close to the hospital there is a mental institution, Pinel Hospital, where Maria goes when she is not felling fine which gives no excuse for the lack of treatment of this woman with the injuries depicted on these photos taken by one of the citizens who helped her. It is a physical condition and should be treated in a hospital.
Of course that if Maria received a good care in the Pinel Hospital she would seek for help there but the way they mistreat those who are inside there prevented her of doing so. I have terrible stories I heard from the patients who have been there. But those who are poor come and go. This is another post.

A dentist went to Rocha Maia Hospital with Maria and this man recording what they had to say about the case.

This was the only way they accepted Maria back to treat her: they feared the camera.
Rocha Maia Hospital is a hospital of the county and for political reasons it has already been closed and started their activities in 2012 but they are not what they were anymore.

There were numerous doctors and the number of people that were there on a daily basis was huge.
Now this is how they are treating Rio de Janeiro's poor citizens.
And this woman suffer the stigma of having a mental condition, a stigma that makes all of those who have a "label" be treated as subhumans.
I can't take it. This is too much for me.

Update:
The injuries were made when Maria took the  Haldol that the Hospital Pinel gave to her. She felt on the floor and passed away. When she woke up she had the injuries, two holes in her head.

Update April, 7:
Maria is in a mental institution where she is being treated. I don't know this hospital. She will stay there till someone responsible for her appears.
That's never gonna happen.


5 comments:

Mark p.s.2 said...

Who took the photo?

Ana said...

A friend of mine that I'll not give the name to protect him.

Ezequiel de A. C. said...

The most revolting thing is that they call Pinel a hospital. To the best of my knowledge people are TREATED in hospitals. No staff would ignore a person with two large holes in the head in a REAL hospital. The only thing they want to do in the Pinel Hospital is put people in psych drugs.

Ana said...

They gave the Haldol pills that made her fall and hit her head.
Yes Ezequiel, they just give drugs to patients.
They have no activity in these hospitals.
I'm angry, very angry.
Love,
Ana

Ana said...

They gave the Haldol pills that made her fall and hit her head.
Yes Ezequiel, they just give drugs to patients.
They have no activity in these hospitals.
I'm angry, very angry.
Love,
Ana