Gov. Cuomo's scandal concerning COVID-19 in nursing homes after new records that the state is silently adjusting the way it accounts for nursing home deaths from the coronavirus has brought the demand for a federal probe from New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.
Cuomo is taking heat after Stefanik tied with several lawmakers and people who demanded an intensive probe opposed to the one already declared by state Attorney General Letitia James—also allowing the prone nursing home populace to be harmed by the coronavirus, with a fatality rate of at least 6,000 based on the state's brand-new method that neglects outside-facility deaths.
On March 24th, Gov. Cuomo stated, “My mother is not expendable; your mother is not expendable.” However, thing nursing homes – the most vulnerable location with our most vulnerable elderly citizens are located – to treat patients diagnosed with COVID-19,” Malliotakis said to Fox News earlier this week.
On March 25th, Cuomo's executive order compelled assisted living facilities and nursing homes, inadequately armed to suppress the propagation of the coronavirus, to take-in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
When Florida issued an order around the same time keeping COVID-19 patients out of nursing homes, it has seen 1/7th of the nursing home deaths New York has experienced. Stefanik joins hands with a growing number of New York lawmakers requesting a more intensive probe concerning Cuomo's pandemic policies. Island state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and previous Gov. Pataki also have demanded an investigation.
“Cuomo has blood on his hands. He really does. There's no way to sugarcoat this,” director at the nursing home said to the Post. “Why in the world would you be sending coronavirus patients to a nursing home, where the most vulnerable population to this disease resides?”
Gov. Cuomo stated that “nursing homes are greedy and want the coronavirus patients for money,” and the regulation is common sense: If you can't provide adequate care, you can't have the patient in your facility, and that's your primary fiduciary obligation, ethical obligation, and legal obligation.” Gov. Cuomo stated in one of his earlier briefings this month. “Now, where an individual gets transferred, they lose a patient and revenue. I understand, but the contract is, “You have this resident, you get paid, you must provide adequate care.” When questioned regarding his ironic policies.
The order supplied minimal caution for nursing homes to arrange to receive COVID-19 patients, and no recorded method for the nursing homes to decline patients if they are unable to quarantine them adequately.
As the Post published, Cuomo “effectively curbed” the nursing-home mandate last Sunday, claiming that hospital patients must not be diagnosed with the coronavirus before getting released or sent to nursing homes. Months too late.