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The mother of musician Gabriel Martinez, 26, who died on suspicion of Covid-19 last Saturday (the 21st), gave an interview in an alert tone to the G1 portal. Maria Aparecida Martinez, 54, regrets that her son has not been tested before and had the chance to receive appropriate treatment. The matriarch also asked young people and all citizens to remain in quarantine in this delicate moment involving world public security.
“It hurts so much not to hear my son's key at the door when he comes home from work. I couldn't even see my son's body, I saw it for two minutes, I couldn't touch it, nor could I say goodbye. I only have the strength to talk to the press because I want to alert people to know that the virus doesn't just kill the elderly or people with diseases. My son was healthy, he never went into a surgical center, he had a check-up a month and a half ago and did not give anything ”, revealed the matriarch.
Coronavirus: mother of dead pagodeiro could not see her son's body
Gabriel's mother also recommended that young people become aware of this period of social isolation and stay at home.
“We are at the mercy of these determinations, you cannot force the doctor to do it, you cannot test privately. I tell everyone to be very careful, they are not only elderly, they are not just weak people. Young people, stay at home and protect yourself. The lack of diagnosis killed my son and will kill others, ”he says.
Gabriel Martinez died at dawn on Sunday (22) in Rio de Janeiro with symptoms of coronavirus, according to friends and family. Pagodeiro and member of a gender group, the young man had bronchitis and began to show symptoms of the virus last Monday (16th). The artist sought medical attention, but did not undergo exams and received only instructions for treating himself in isolation. On Saturday, his condition worsened and he was admitted to Hospital Badim, in Tijuca, where he died hours later.
Pagodeiro dies at 27 with coronavirus symptoms
Since the morning of last Sunday (the 22nd), messages have been spreading on social networks suggesting an alleged death due to the covid-19, which would indicate the first case of a young man in Rio de Janeiro. Many friends of Gabriel went to his profile on Instagram seeking more information and lamenting the death of the pagodeiro. Information about the case was initially published by the newspaper O Globo.
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Last Monday (16th), the pagodeiro would have started to feel fever and a strong cough and because of the symptoms he sought medical attention, according to friends. However, the young man was not tested for coronavirus and was instructed to only do the treatment at home, in quarantine. Last Saturday, however, the young musician began to complain of shortness of breath and chest pains and then quickly went to Badim. At the medical center, the presence of spots on his lung would have been found, and the musician did not resist.
Pagodeiro dies at 27 with coronavirus symptoms
The pagodeiro studied at the College of Application at UFRJ and attended college at FACHA. As a smoker and with bronchitis, the young man was part of the risk group. Friends also reported that the musician had low immunity.
He was part of the Deu Liga pagoda group, famous for doing many events at Barril 8000 in the Méier neighborhood. The young pagodeiro was a resident of the region, in Cachambi. In his last post on Facebook, he demanded that society start adopting preventive measures against coronavirus, and be quarantined.
The pagoda group issued an official note mourning the death and pointing out that they will await the results of the tests to find out the real causes of death.
Sought by the press, the Badim Hospital initially replied that it does not inform the clinical conditions of its patients and that, on the suspicions of covid-19, it directly reported all information to the government's Center for Strategic Information and Health Surveillance (CIEVS) of State. Sought, the State Department of Health also did not confirm the case.
Later, Badim Hospital released the following note:
The Badim Hospital clarifies that on March 18, a 26-year-old patient with acute respiratory symptoms was admitted to his ER. After clinical evaluation and complementary exams, in the absence of a pre-existing disease report, and with clinical and hemodynamic stability, he was released with a drug prescription compatible with his clinical condition and instructed to stay in isolation at home, according to a protocol determined by the Ministry of Health. Health. The patient was also instructed to maintain contact or return to the hospital in case of worsening of his clinical condition.
On the 21st, the patient returned to the unit with a worsening of the initial health condition. After a new clinical, laboratory and imaging evaluation, associated with clinical and hemodynamic instability, he was subjected to immediate intensive clinical support. However, with all efforts, the outcome was negative with the patient's death.
We emphasize that all tests to prove the epidemic disease and differential diagnosis were carried out and forwarded to the competent official bodies. The case was duly reported as a suspect for a new coronavirus to the CIEVS. The Covid-19 test exam material was sent to Lacen-RJ. However, only the report can prove whether his death was due to the new coronavirus.
The Badim Hospital emphasizes that it followed all the Protocols of the Ministry of Health and made every effort, human and technological, to save the patient's life. We sympathize with the young man's family and friends. We take the opportunity to reinforce the importance of the population remaining in social isolation during the period of contamination by the new coronavirus.