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Ebola update: Healthcare personnel board criticises government for 'trying to blame Teresa' for 'letting herself get infected'
10 October 2014 @ 20:12

HEALTH workers have slammed the PP government's attempts to blame Teresa Romero's Ebola infection on her own 'lack of due care' rather than admitting responsibility for poor preparation and procedures.

National Parliamentary healthcare spokesman Rubén Moreno retracted the department's initial admission that protocol in dealing with Ebola patients had been 'relaxed'.

“We have not relaxed protocol. What has happened, though, is a relaxation in compliance with this protocol by one person,” Moreno stated.

“It is clear that the patient herself has admitted she did not comply strictly with procedures.”

Teresa, 44, speculated that she may have caught Ebola whilst treating repatriated missionary doctor Manuel García Viejo by 'touching her face with her gloves on' as she took off her overalls.

Moreno's comments were backed by Madrid regional health boss Javier Rodríguez, who said: “Some have a greater capacity for learning than others, and you don't exactly need a master's degree to know how to take off and put on an overall.”

Even the PP has said Rodríguez has gone too far with his series of near-the-knuckle comments, including stating that Teresa had 'lied to her doctor' by omission when first visiting because of feeling unwell, and that 'if she hadn't taken days to admit she touched her face with her gloves, it would have saved us a lot of work'.


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