•   
  •   
  •   

Crime Hospital COVID Worker Sentenced for Stealing Dead Patient's Bank Card to Buy Vending Machine Snacks

00:25  11 june  2021
00:25  11 june  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Vikings' Mike Zimmer: Players not vaccinated against COVID-19 will have 'harder time' this season

  Vikings' Mike Zimmer: Players not vaccinated against COVID-19 will have 'harder time' this season Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said those who don't receive shots will only make things more difficult for themselves throughout the summer and fall months. He explained:"The unvaccinated players are going to have a harder time in the season. They’re going to be wearing masks, they’ll have to social distance. They’ll have daily testings. They won’t be able to go home for bye week. They’ll have to come back here and test every day."When we go on the road, they won’t be able to go out to dinner with anybody. They’ll have to travel on buses differently, travel on planes differently.

A British health care assistant who purchased soda, candy and potato chips with a dead patient's money in January was convicted of the crime earlier this week but has managed to avoid prison time, according to Yahoo News.

A nurse attends to a COVID-19 patient on January 25 in Pierre-Benite, France. The day before, Birmingham healthcare assistant Ayesha Basharat stole a dead woman's bank card and used it to buy snacks. © JEFF PACHOUD/Getty Images A nurse attends to a COVID-19 patient on January 25 in Pierre-Benite, France. The day before, Birmingham healthcare assistant Ayesha Basharat stole a dead woman's bank card and used it to buy snacks.

Minutes after an 83-year-old woman in her care died on January 24, 23-year-old Ayesha Basharat, an employee of Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, England, stole the woman's bank card to buy snacks.

Closed-circuit TV footage caught her in the act of making six £1 contactless purchases at a nearby vending machine, according to the Belfast Telegraph. She made additional purchases that evening and tried to make even more two times within the next four days. By then, however, the card had been canceled.

On January 28, Basharat was arrested and charged with theft and fraud by false representation. She initially claimed that her actions were the result of an innocent mistake, telling the police she had merely "muddled up" the woman's card and her own after she found the former on the floor.

Highly-contagious Delta variant likely to become dominant in US, CDC director says. Latest COVID-19 updates

  Highly-contagious Delta variant likely to become dominant in US, CDC director says. Latest COVID-19 updates Florida has been granted a preliminary injunction that could render CDC restrictions on cruising as optional starting next month. COVID-19 updates.During a coronavirus update with the press, Biden described the Delta variant as being “more easily transmissible, potentially deadlier and particularly dangerous for young people.” While Biden took a moment to acknowledge the “bright summer” that lies ahead for those who are vaccinated, he said there’s cause for concern for people living in “lower vaccination rate states.

But the court was told that Basharat's version of events was improbable because the two cards were of different colors. In addition, Basharat, who was working on the hospital's COVID-19 ward at the time, had not followed institutional protocol regarding dead patients' personal property.

On June 9, roughly six months after the crime occurred, Basharat confessed to the charges at Birmingham Crown Court, according to Yahoo News. She was subsequently sentenced to two concurrent prison terms of five months each, which were suspended for 18 months.

Detective Constable Andrew Snowdon of the West Midlands Police praised the verdict, calling the inciting incident "an abhorrent breach of trust and distressing for the victim's family," according to Yahoo News.

"They were having to come to terms with the death of a loved one from COVID when they found the bank card missing—and then, of course, the realization that the card was taken by someone who should have been caring for her," Snowdon said. He added that he wished the family the best and hoped they could "move on from this upsetting episode."

More children than ever could be in classrooms this summer; new infections reach pre-'pandemic' levels: Latest COVID-19 updates

  More children than ever could be in classrooms this summer; new infections reach pre-'pandemic' levels: Latest COVID-19 updates More children than ever could be in classrooms for summer school this year to make up for lost learning. Latest COVID-19 news.School districts nationwide are expanding their summer programs and offering bonuses to get teachers to take part. Under the most recent federal pandemic relief package, the Biden administration is requiring states to devote billions of dollars to summer programs.

Following her conviction, Basharat was suspended from her position at the hospital. She will also face "disciplinary proceedings," a spokesman for University Hospitals Birmingham National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, told the Telegraph.

"We would like to offer our sympathies to the patient's family and sincerely apologize for their experience. This incident is disgraceful and clearly fell short of the high standards of integrity that we all expect of NHS employees," the spokesman added.

Other health care workers have been accused of exploiting the pandemic for selfish purposes. On February 19, Haines, Florida, certified nursing assistant Yolanda Curtis-Deliz allegedly removed $920 from a male COVID-19 patient's wallet after telling him that she needed to "refresh" the room.

Later that month, Curtis-Deliz was arrested and charged with grand theft, the Haines City Police Department said.

Related Articles

  • Hospital Worker Accused Of Stealing Almost $1,000 From COVID Patient's Wallet
  • Italian Doctor Charged With Murder, Accused of Drugging COVID Patients for Bed Space
  • Video Shows Florida Deputy Striking Patient Handcuffed to Hospital Bed
  • Tennessee Man Accused of Defrauding Woman With Dementia by Posing as Her Son
  • Elderly Man Dies After Being Punched in Dunkin' Over Racial Slur Confrontation

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

'This IS INSANE': Africa desperately short of COVID vaccine .
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack. In fact, it has barely gotten out of the starting blocks. In South Africa, which has the continent’s most robust economy and its biggest coronavirus caseload, just 0.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, according to a worldwide tracker kept by Johns Hopkins University. And hundreds of thousands of the country's health workers, many of whom come face-to-face with the virus every day, are still waiting for their shots.In Nigeria, Africa's biggest country with more than 200 million people, only 0.

usr: 0
This is interesting!