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Current Event Cat of the Day

Current Event Cat - Brazilian DR

Current Event Cat of the Day:

Brazilian doctor Virginia Soares de Souza has been charged with killing seven patients in order to free up hospital beds in an intensive care unit, according to a Health Ministry investigator. The Brazilian investigator also said that De Souza may be responsible for as many as 300 deaths.

Prosecutors say that the 56-year-old De Souza and her medical team administered muscle-relaxing drugs to patients at the Evangelical Hospital in the southern city of Curitiba, then lowered their oxygen supplies, causing them to die of asphyxiation.

Secret tapes of De Souza’s phone conversations revealed her motives:

“I want to clear the intensive care unit. It’s making me itch,” she said in one recording.

Three other doctors, three nurses and a physiotherapist who worked under De Souza have also been charged with murder and there are still many more cases to look into.

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