Shocking video shows medical worker asking ‘who is the sickest patient’ in overcrowded NYC emergency room with gurneys packed in side-by-side and others forced to sit in chairs
- Video footage shows the shocking images from the overcrowded emergency room at New York’s Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens
- A medical professional in the footage asks ‘Who is the sickest,’ as he appears to be determining which patient will be admitted to the rest of the hospital.
- The grim scene shows patients in gurneys that are side-by-side and others who are seated in the overcrowded facility
- The video was posted on Facebook by a woman who received it from unnamed sources and who says, ‘it’s not a game’
- A spokesperson for the hospital was not immediately available to comment or confirm if the patients were infected with the coronavirus
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Shocking new video captured an overcrowded New York City emergency room where a medical professional was forced to have to ask, ‘Who is the sickest?’
The video was posted on Facebook showing a grim scene in the ER at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, in Queens, as residents around the city rush to get treated for symptoms of the deadly coronavirus infection.
The footage reveals patients in gurneys, side-by-side, and others sitting in chairs.
The medical professional who speaks appears to be asking who among the patients was the sickest to be admitted to the rest of the hospital.
New video shows the shocking images from an overcrowded emergency room (pictured) at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York
A medical professional is heard in the footage being forced to have to ask, ‘Who is the sickest?’ as people around the city have rushed to get tested for symptoms of the deadly coronavirus outbreak
The footage reveals patients in gurneys, side-by-side in the ER at Jamaica Hospital
Other patients are seen seated in chairs in the emergency room
A hospital spokesperson was not immediately available when DailyMail.com reached out to ask about the chaos depicted in the footage, and to learn if the patients were infected with the coronavirus.
The woman who made the post says she received it from unnamed sources.
‘Omgggg my ppl just send this to me it’s not a game,’ the woman writes in the post.
A patient is seen using a bed pan within close proximity to other patients in the overcrowded emergency room at Jamaica Hospital
Patients in beds in the emergency room are pictured with little room in the overcrowded conditions at Jamaica Hospital
A hospital spokesperson was not immediately available when DailyMail.com reached out to ask about the chaos depicted in the footage. Patients are pictured in beds in the emergency room
A man paces the overcrowded ER at Jamaica Hospital
A patient sits on a gurney as medical professionals walk past the person in the ER
A medical worker adjusts their protective wear in the emergency room at Jamaica Hospital
The woman also appeals to her maker to ‘please forgive us cover us.’
She did not immediately respond when DailyMail.com reached out.
The US was confirmed to have the most coronavirus cases of anywhere in the world with more than 92,000 infections.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed on Friday that the state’s coronavirus death toll was now 519, an increase of 134 in just one day, as he gave a rallying call to action to the National Guard to ‘kick coronavirus a*s’ from a new, 1,000-bed field hospital at the Javits Center.
There are now more than 44,000 cases of infection in the state.
Currently, 6,481 people are hospitalized and 1,583 people are in ICU beds.
Cuomo anticipates that he will need 140,000 beds in total when the pandemic peak hits. He also needs 30,000 ventilators but only has 8,000.
In New York City, 365 people had died from the virus by Thursday afternoon – an increase of 177 people in a day.
A snap shot of the coronavirus across the US, which has had more than 92,000 confirmed cases and at least 1,390 known deaths from the infection
How the coronavirus has escalated in the US since the outbreak began
How the number of deaths from the coronavirus in New York has escalated over time
Queens leads the city in the number of cases, with more than 8,200, and the most people who have died, with more than 120.
As the number of cases climb, one Queens ER doctor called on other hospitals on Friday to take on more of the city’s stable patients.
‘It could save thousands of lives’ the doctor told NBC News, on the condition of anonymity.
‘We need it now,’ said the doctor. ‘This is getting worse and worse and worse.’
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