Rabia Khedr wonders whether her younger brother Farrukh may still be alive today, if there were better supports available for patients with disabilities when he was admitted to hospital in October 2020.
“Our brother was 43 years old. He was non-verbal, [with] significant developmental disabilities,” Khedr told Dr. Brian Goldman, host of White Coat, Black Art and The Dose.
Because of restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Farrukh’s family members weren’t able to be there with him to better explain his needs to staff.
“He went into the hospital for a surgical procedure and because he did not have anybody
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