A patient with Covid-19 faces manslaughter charges on Thursday after he allegedly unplugged his roommate’s ventilator in the Covid-19 ward of the Red Cross Hospital in Athens.
The victim, aged 76, was found deceased in his bed with his ventilator unplugged on Thursday.
Police state that the machine, which is used to help patients breathe and is often life-saving, was disabled late Wednesday night.
The 58-year-old alleged perpetrator, who police claim is a foreign national, reported that he was annoyed by the sound of his roommate’s machine.
According to reports, his fingerprints were found on the ventilator in the Covid-19 ward.
As he is still ill with the coronavirus, the man is under strict police supervision at the hospital, and will soon undergo psychological evaluation.
Greek PM meets with older vaccinated Greeks: “The risk of staying unvaccinated is very high”
Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with seven older Greeks who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus on Thursday, in a bid to convince those who have not yet received the shot to become inoculated.
“I mostly wish that your voice is heard, so we may convince our older fellow citizens who have not decided to become vaccinated, to do so now,” Mitsotakis stated to his guests, all ranging in age from 64 to 93.
The Greek PM stressed the importance of older Greeks getting the shot, as Covid-19 can be so debilitated that “once you get admitted to an ICU, there is a great chance you will never exit,” Mitsotakis lamented.
He also noted that there are still plenty of doses of the vaccine available for older Greeks, and even more will arrive throughout the month.
Many of the vaccinated citizens expressed their joy at visiting friends and family, especially grandchildren, without fear of becoming infected with the virus.
Mitsotakis urged them all to spread the message to friends in their age group who had not yet received the shot.