A 90-year-old woman chose to preserve ventilator for young patients; dies of COVID-19

R Sinduja

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The ever-increasing coronavirus cases have resulted in a shortage of ventilators & other medical equipment. Ventilators are life-saviours & so are crucial in treating patients as this help pump oxygen into patient's lungs when they can't breathe on their own. A 90-year-old COVID-19 patient in Belgium refused to use the ventilator for her treatment & chose to save it for a younger patient. Her health deteriorated & she passed away.