The shot also shows bedding thrown on the floor of the room and ant tracks leading to a corridor and other facilities in the residence.
Images of an elderly woman were filmed while she was in bed in a nursing home an open wound and the body covered with ants They shook the Portuguese and forced those responsible at the asylum to open an investigation and admit “serious negligence”.
The images, which have been circulating on social networks and have now been released by local media, show the old woman tied to the bed with one hand and ants on his neck, face, arms, abdomen and legs.
According to Correio da Manha, the incident happened in July and the woman died a month later.
old woman with ants in her bed
The events took place in a residence of the Santa Casa de la Misericórdia de Boliqueime in Loule (Algarve, South), which, in a message published on Facebook, assures that although she admits it, she denounced the person who published the video determined because of “gross negligence”.
The residence notes that it was aware of this “Some of his staff failed to guarantee adequate care to a patient” just last week.
However, the son has explained to Correio da Manhá that he realized the lack of care when his mother entered the facility and “when I went to see her, it was full of ants, I alerted the residence and they did nothing”.
The Santa Casa de la Misericórdia is a Catholic institution that, in addition to housing for the care of the sick and disabled, also operates real estate transactions and the concession of gambling in Portugal.