Detroit – A hospital in Indiana is promising a full review of the treatment of a black doctor who died of coronovirus a few days before Christmas.
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The 52-year-old Dr., a Michigan native. Susan Moore went viral in early December, when she took care of racist mediocrity, documenting her conflict with a hospital and especially a doctor.
Moore said in a Facebook post that Drs. Banque had a bad reputation for years.
Read: COVID died after complaints of racist treatment by black doctors who grew up in Michigan
Moore earned a medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2002 and studied engineering at Kettering University in Flint. For years, she practiced in Grand Rapids.
He died in Indiana on 20 December after recording a viral video that exposed racial prejudices in the health service.
Moore said in the video, “If I had been white, I wouldn’t have gone through that.”
Moore was admitted to Indiana University Health North Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. In the video, Moore stated that her health concerns were dismissed by a white doctor.
“That’s how black people get killed when you send them home, and they don’t know how to fight for themselves,” Moore said in the December 4 video.
Moore said the doctor treating her said that she was not eligible for treatment with Remedisvir and that she had to ask for repeated CT scans. The scan showed swelling of lymph nodes and excess fluid in his lungs.
He was eventually released, but only for 12 hours. As her condition worsened, she was admitted to another hospital – Ascension St. Vincent – where she died of complications due to COVID.
The president and CEO of Indiana University Health released a statement, which wrote:
The coronovirus epidemic has adversely affected black men and women. In response, the state of Michigan launched the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Ethnic Inequalities and requires implicit prejudice training for health professionals.
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Fighting racial disparities when it comes to COVID-19
When the outbreak of COVID-19 began, the virus struck black and brown communities with inexplicable damage.
Since April, the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Cereal Disparities COVID-19 has been working to eliminate the impact on communities of color.
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