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Argentinian nurse visits COVID patients on his bike to protect their privacy 04:24

Argentinian nurse visits COVID patients on his bike to protect their privacy

Argentina, San Roque
October 1, 2020 at 11:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ramon Pereyra, a nurse at San Roque Hospital, in the Argentinean province of Corrientes, has been riding his bike daily around his town dressed in a protective suit and with a small first-aid kit, detecting new cases or treating patients with coronavirus.

Pereyra has chosen to use his bike as a means of transport in order to safeguard the privacy of his patients. The arrival of the nurse at the patient's home is announced with a few simple hand claps, as footage from Wednesday shows.

"My idea was to choose the bicycle to preserve the privacy of the patients, we make less noise, we go unnoticed by the neighbours and people don't even know that I went to visit or that there is a positive person in their neighbourhood," explained the nurse.

Pereyra, 54, whose vocation came late to him, as he began studying nursing at the age of 40, explained that his work does not end when he parks his bicycle: "I am in daily contact until late at night with my patients asking for some medicines, consulting on any symptoms that have occurred and any that have become complicated, and there we are working side by side with the hospital's medical staff".

The nurse says that although the fight against the pandemic is exhausting, "the gratitude of the people fills my soul, it is a caress to the soul that motivates you even more to keep fighting this battle together with them."

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Ramon Pereyra, a nurse at San Roque Hospital, in the Argentinean province of Corrientes, has been riding his bike daily around his town dressed in a protective suit and with a small first-aid kit, detecting new cases or treating patients with coronavirus.

Pereyra has chosen to use his bike as a means of transport in order to safeguard the privacy of his patients. The arrival of the nurse at the patient's home is announced with a few simple hand claps, as footage from Wednesday shows.

"My idea was to choose the bicycle to preserve the privacy of the patients, we make less noise, we go unnoticed by the neighbours and people don't even know that I went to visit or that there is a positive person in their neighbourhood," explained the nurse.

Pereyra, 54, whose vocation came late to him, as he began studying nursing at the age of 40, explained that his work does not end when he parks his bicycle: "I am in daily contact until late at night with my patients asking for some medicines, consulting on any symptoms that have occurred and any that have become complicated, and there we are working side by side with the hospital's medical staff".

The nurse says that although the fight against the pandemic is exhausting, "the gratitude of the people fills my soul, it is a caress to the soul that motivates you even more to keep fighting this battle together with them."

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