Skip to comments.A dying woman calls emergency services. She is told 'everyone' dies
Posted on 05/11/2018 2:28:15 PM PDT by simpson96
Paris (CNN)In pain too agonizing for her to describe, a young woman calls emergency services.
"I'm going to die," she says. "You will die, certainly, one day," the phone operator replies, "like everyone else." A few hours later, the woman -- 22-year-old Naomi Musenga -- dies. And now, officials in France have launched an investigation into why her call wasn't taken more seriously.
The incident happened in the city of Strasbourg in northeastern France in December. However, there's new interest in the case after a recording of the call surfaced. "We are waiting for justice to be done ... to make sure this doesn't happen again," the woman's father, Policarpe Musenga, told reporters Thursday. "Whether it was bad will or dysfunctions, it is a serious error." In the three-minute call on December 29, Naomi Musenga calls the local ambulance service, complaining of severe stomach pain.
"There were no questions like: 'Are you alone? Are you able to dial the phone number?' 'How long have you been hurt?' Or 'Are you in pain?," Mohamed Aachour, the Musenga family lawyer, told reporters. "All that she has had as treatment is indifference or cynicism. "
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At she wasn’t told what difference does it make?
Are you able to dial the phone number?’
Isn’t that exact same language...”we all die” in Obamacare?
The joys of European single payer health care
Wait, let me hang up and dial you back.
Dispatcher must have been into a Camus book or something.
“You will die, certainly, one day, like everyone else.”
Probably sounded sophisticated, saying it in French.
'Your call is important to us. Please don't hang up. The next available operator will jump in and shoot you some help.'
“French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn told CNN affiliate BFM TV she wants to find out if the call center staff was ‘under pressure’ or if they’d received a high number of calls.”
Because getting all snippy and existentialist on frightened people is a normal reaction of an emergency professional to pressure.
Yep. Have a relative in France that is STILL suffering after a botched colon surg.
No, she was told, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”, only in French.
“Isnt that exact same language...we all die in Obamacare?”
After you Obama.
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