Head of PCR testing at a hospital not only refused to wear a mask but mocked those waiting in line for a test, saying they are wasting their time and he hopes everyone gets Coronavirus “to be done with it.” He shouted like a militiaman when asked to wear a mask: “This is my lab”!
When I turned my back on this doctor, he tried to push in the door of the testing area, banging on it as if ready for a fist fight, still yelling in a tight space with no mask. He then chased me and my barely walking father to the hospital exit door claiming he already had Corona
Asked around and others complained about him not wearing a mask. One even claimed he is head of testing at Beirut Airport. Not verified. Dilema is how to report and to whom when you are depending on the same hospital for upcoming surgery and no gurantee this won’t come back to us
This is one of the fundamental problems in #Lebanon: if you report violent officials, what guarantee do you have they won’t come after you? What oversight body exists or is empowered to protect you? None. It’s not about six men on top-it’s a systemic lack of control at all levels
I’ve filed a detailed complaint w/ @mophleb I hope Minister @Hamad_hassan20 can follow up on this basic lack of #PPE and harassment of patients at Coronavirus testing facility CC @firassabiad I’ve had many great doctors in Lebanon- this experience is not representative #Covid_19

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