Parents of 26-year-old who died Sunday reject hospital’s claim he died of complications from coronavirus. ‘He was never infected.’
The parents of a 26-year-old Israeli man who died Sunday have rebutted claims by hospital officials that their son died as a result of a coronavirus infection.
On Sunday, Oshri Asulin, a native of Kfar Saba who had recently moved to Bnei Brak, passed away at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan in central Israel.
In a statement released Sunday evening, hospital officials claimed Asulin died as a result of complications caused by a coronavirus infection two months before his death.
Asulin was hospitalized two months ago after complaining of severe abdominal pain and fever.
Hospital officials say Asulin had been infected by the coronavirus, and developed a rare heart condition as a result of the infection.
But on Monday, Asulin’s parents publicly disputed the hospital’s claims, saying their son had never been tested for the coronavirus.
Rachel and Meir Asulin told Hadashot 12 Monday that the hospital has no proof their son was ever infected with the coronavirus.
“He didn’t have the coronavirus. We’re sure of that. We were with him for days at a time, and we weren’t infected. And there is no record anywhere that he was infected with the coronavirus. At one point, the doctor in charge said that we need to go into quarantine for two weeks because [Oshri] has the coronavirus. But how all of the sudden does he have it? He went through four tests and didn’t have it.”