New York officials outrageously passed down an order to paramedics not to resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest because of the coronavirus.
The order was passed down by the state department of health which told first-responders not to revive patients in cardiac arrest because wasting time bringing people back to life may be a waste of resources in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Imagine if you had a loved one in cardiac arrest and the paramedic who came to help refused to do anything because of this state-wide order!
Per Fox News:
The order initially was deemed “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives,” according to a memo issued last week by the state Department of Health.
But the order was later rescinded, Fox reported.
“This guidance, proposed by physician leaders of the EMS Regional Medical Control Systems and the State Advisory Council – in accordance with American Heart Association guidance and based on standards recommended by the American College of Emergency Physicians and adopted in multiple other states – was issued April 17, 2020 at the recommendation of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and reflected nationally recognized minimum standards,” the state health department’s spokeswoman, Jill Montag, said.
“However, they don’t reflect New York’s standards and for that reason DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has ordered them to be rescinded,” she continued.
First-responders were not pleased with the orders. They felt that being forced to let people die went against their mission to save lives.
“They’re not giving people a second chance to live anymore,” said Oren Barzilay, the president of Local 2507, Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors Union. “Our job is to bring patients back to life. This guideline takes that away from us.”
Again, we see that Democrats do not care about people.
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