VIRAL: After Suffering from Stroke, Dead Old Man Was Abandoned by PUJ in Heritage

The story of an elderly man who earlier suffered from stroke inside PUJ and was abandoned in Heritage has gone viral on social media.

Apparently, this old man was already dead when he was left alone in the streets near Heritage by the driver of a jeepney. Although San Juan de Dios Hospital was just 500 meters away from the drop off point, the driver didn’t bother to bring the unidentified man to the hospital.

Facebook user Mark Uy Calasin shared the photo of the man so that his family members will be able to identify him. According to Calasin, the police can’t get any information about the elderly since he had no identification cards with him.

As for the identity of the driver of the PUJ, Calasin said that he sped off  after dropping off the old man. Thus, no one was able to get the plate number of the PUJ.

Here is the Facebook post by Calasin.

Warning Signs of Stroke

According to WebMD, stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Next to heart attack, stroke is the second leading cause of death in the Philippines. A staggering statistics revealed that one in 6 persons in the world will suffer from stroke in their lifetime.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Romulo Esagunde said stroke afflicts even young people. People aged 45 years and below even without known history of the disease can actually die from it.

Familiarize yourself with some of the warning signs of stroke:

  • Severe headache for unknown reasons
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty staying balanced or walking
  • Difficulty seeing with one or both eyes
  • Difficulty understanding people or confusion
  • Weakness or numbness in several body parts including face, arms, leg particularly on just one side.

Aside from recognising the warning signs of stroke, individuals from 25 years old with family history of stroke should undergo yearly medical check-up.