Doctor Susan Moore, 52, died of Covid-19 weeks after denouncing the racist treatment she received at a hospital in Indianapolis, United States.
Susan, who is black, claimed that one of the professionals at Indiana University Hospital North denied her adequate medical care due to her ethnicity. The complaint was made through a video recorded his bed at the hospital.
In a post on Facebook on the 4th, she revealed that she had to beg for treatment and that her pain was minimized by a white doctor, even crying and having trouble breathing. She also said that she had to insist on taking antibiotics while suffering severe pain, but received as an answer that the doctor felt "uncomfortable" in giving more medication.
"He made me feel like I was a drug addict," said the doctor. “He didn't even listen to my lungs, he didn't touch me at all. He did not undergo any physical examination. I told him that he couldn't tell me how I feel, ”he added.
Susan Moore tested Covid-19 on November 29 and was hospitalized with a high fever and difficulty breathing. She still had a bloody cough. According to its publication, the hospital only agreed to treat her after a CT scan.
The doctor was discharged on December 7, but had to be taken to another hospital less than 12 hours later, with fever and low blood pressure. She died last Sunday (26), as her son told the New York Times.
“This is how blacks are killed. When you send them home and they don't know how to fight for themselves, ”said the doctor in her post.
Moore leaves his 19-year-old son Henry and his parents, who suffer dementia, according to a GoFundMe page created to help cover family expenses. The initiative has raised more than $ 100,000. His death resulted in protests in the United States by other blacks.
The hospital said in a statement that "it takes allegations of discrimination very seriously" and is an "organization committed to equity and the reduction of racial disparities in health". He also said that he supports the “commitment and experience of our caregivers and the quality of care provided to our patients every day”.