(KANSAS, MO) – Celia Yap Banago, RN was a Kansas, MO nurse who worked at Research Medical Center recently passed away from COVID. She was on the front lines and had recently filed a complaint about lack of PPE with her hospital administration.
Per WVLT News “She was one of many RNs at the hospital who have expressed concern over inadequate COVID-19 preparation at RMC,” said a hospital spokesperson. “Those concerns include insufficient supplies of the optimal personal protective equipment for RNs and other health care workers, delays in notifying nurses of being exposed to a suspected infected patients and staff and expected to continue reporting to work when exposed.”
Nurses from all over the world will hold a candlelight vigil for her Thursday night at Research Medical Center at 8pm local time. She was scheduled to retire next week.