An Argentine doctor named Marcelo lemus It went viral in recent days because of a decision he made regarding his work. The professional decided to resign his position as an emergency doctor in an Argentine hospital, blaming the “Irresponsibility of the people”.
Lemus is 63 years old and in a recent video he explained that in the service where he works, in the hospital in the town of San José, three of his colleagues, who were his friends, have died.
“I cannot take a free risk. If there was conscience I would bank it and move on, or if I was 20 years younger, but the truth is that I am afraid. They are laughing at the entire health system in Argentina ”, started saying.
“This is the first time I have made a decision like this. I have changed jobs like everyone else due to convenient situations, but for social reasons it is the first time ”, he added.
According to the Argentine newspaper La Nación, the professional made the decision after observing an image in a WhatsApp group with colleagues.
“We were in the hospital guard, there were several cases on the same day. They had doubled in the last two weeks and a friend from college sent me a photo, as if to say ‘look at how they take care of themselves’. It was a photo of a spa with a group of more than 200 young people, all crowded together, singing, drinking, squeezed, all together. Something logical in normal times, but not in this ”, Indian.
“With each patient who enters the guard, one has to take precautions, get dressed, put on a gown, gloves, a cap, boots. It is hot and uncomfortable. Among the patients who arrived were two young people with headaches. They had been to a party with 80 people ”, added.
However, the “straw that broke the camel’s back” in the case of this doctor occurred when, last weekend, he heard a WhatsApp audio from a supposed medical student who invited her friends to a party in the country.
“We are doing something wrong so that a student in a fourth year of Medicine does that in the middle of a pandemic, with what it implies for people in general. Because for young people the risk is much lower, but for the elderly and patients with morbidities it is high risk ”, he published.
“I have three dead companions, I don’t want to be the fourth. I have a life and what is left I want to enjoy and live well, “he concluded.
It should be noted that, currently, Argentina has 172,000 active cases of coronavirus. To date, about 45,000 people have died from the pandemic.