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Paramedics Allegedly Refuse to Take Swine Flu Victim to Hospital


 
 

MARTIN FRICKER, Daily Mirror | | Thursday, December 6, 2012


BIRMINGHAM, England — A young swine flu victim died of a heart attack after paramedics refused to take her to hospital three times in a night, an inquest heard.

Relatives called 999 when Niyousha Haki, 28, collapsed after feeling ill for days during the height of the outbreak in December 2010.

But despite her "grossly abnormal" temperature, the crews said she should stay at home in line with NHS guidelines, it was claimed.

Niyousha went to a medical centre the next day and was taken to hospital, where she died of what later turned out to be pneumonia.

Robert Jefferson, the first paramedic to see her in Hall Green, Birmingham, said: "The patient was not showing signs of concern."

Claire McArdle, from the second crew, said: "Although she had symptoms which were abnormal they didn't appear life threatening."

The Sutton Coldfield inquest is expected to give its verdict on Friday.



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