Video Credit: CEN/Plaza de Armas
This footage shows hospital workers in Mexico dragging a dead body down several flights of stairs because a lift was out of order in a clip that has sparked outrage.
The incident was filmed at the ISSSTE Hospital General Queretaro in the central Mexican state of Queretaro and posted on social media where it has been viewed over 27,000 times.
According to reporters, a lack of maintenance in the hospital resulted in only one of the building’s four lifts being operational.
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A hospital source told local media that the problem is due to lack of resources and funding.
Due to the elevator problem, hospital staff had to carry a dead body through the hospital.
In the video footage, a group of workers are seen taking a covered corpse down the main stairs.
Hospital spokesman Victor Ali said that the situation only lasted for a couple of days and said that one lift has already been repaired while workers are currently fixing another, which has reportedly been out of action for over a year.
He said: “The lifts have been breaking down, one of them was out of action for a couple of days but another was inoperable for 16 months.”
Ali promised that all the lifts will be working within a week, according to reports.
Netizens reacted with outrage with ‘Arturo Aguilar Cortes’ saying: “This should not be happening, even less in a health centre”.
And Anabell317′ added: “So you can see how the hospitals of the government are. And you still pay your taxes for the bad treatment and the lack of medicine, and especially for the treatment of patients. This is bullsh*t.”
While RogueBalam’ commented: “Outrageous, how is that possible?”
And ‘hombre27feliz’ said: “Like carrying furniture, shame, I hope those responsible are punished.”