On Wednesday , The Da Costa Hospital in the town of Burela , Spain , refused to give free assistance to a baby for not being sure that the child was Spanish . The baby , who arrived at the hospital with 104 degrees (40 celsius) of fever, is the son of a Cape Verdean immigrant. The child was born in the same hospital two years ago.
This case of racism reflects the Spanish society and was featured in various newspapers of that country . As reported, Gilene the mother of the child , went to the urgent care of Da Costa Hospital , in the town of Burela , with her son Lisandro who was burning with fever.
They were denied assistance with the justification that the hospital was not sure that the baby was Spanish . ” We were told that the child would not receive free healthcare because he was not Spanish and therefore we had to pay “.
The young man, who is a Cape Verdean immigrant , argued that the boy is Spanish and was born in the same hospital . And even having presented the baby’s documents, the hospital staff remained firm in their denial. ” I ask for help from my neighbor, a Spaniard , who became angry and threatened to call the police if the baby was not treated.”
Faced with the threat , little Lisandro was finally attended to . To justify their measure , the hospital said this ” is a case in point. ” But Gilene declared that, two weeks ago the same denial of service happened to a girl who has Down syndrome and who is the daughter of a Portuguese man and Cape Verdean mother.
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