Inside a virus ward, body not removed for hours, old man left on floor — TV

A 44-year-old lawyer hospitalized in the coronavirus ward in Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba tells Channel 13 that the patient next to him died of the virus, but it took the hospital staff six hours to move his body.

“For six hours, I lay next to a body,” says Shalom Pinia.

The network airs harrowing footage taken in the ward of an elderly man who fell on the floor and urinated himself and repeatedly cried out for help. It took a while for the staff to respond, says Pinia, who emphasizes that he doesn’t blame the overworked nurses and appreciates their efforts.