More worrying reports have emerged about the unvaccinated Uber driver who allegedly tried to escape a Queensland hospital while seriously sick with Covid-19.
Police were called to Gold Coast University Hospital on Sunday following reports Duran Raman, 36, was allegedly trying to flee hospital quarantine, despite needing a constant supply of oxygen.
While the investigation has since closed without any charges, sources alleged Raman has been an uncooperative patient who verbally abused nurses and called them c**ts.
He also insisted he ‘doesn’t really have’ Covid-19 and claimed the virus wasn’t real, as several hospital sources shared more details about his alleged attempted escape.
Disturbing allegations have emerged about Duran Raman’s (pictured) stint in a Gold Coast hospital, where he’s batting Covid-19
‘He left his room and exposed the whole ward to Covid. They had to call police,’ one told the Courier Mail.
Another source alleged Mr Raman was ‘abusing’ healthcare staff and left his isolation room at one stage.
Concerned staff also claimed he fled Robina Hospital when he was initially admitted last week, forcing staff to track down his family through the White Pages phone directory.
Mr Raman in a stable condition but under public health directions to stay in his hospital room for 14 days, regardless of if his infectious period is over.
The Today show reported authorities were investigating the alleged escape attempt, but Queensland Police since said the incident was resolved.
‘Police are not investigating an incident at a health facility on the Gold Coast,’ a statement read on Monday.
‘Around 9am yesterday police were called to a health facility due to a minor disturbance.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) publicly urged Duran Raman to complete his hospital quarantine following an alleged attempted escape on the weekend
‘The matter was resolved quickly and without any issue. There was no breach of a Public Health Direction detected.’
Queensland Health insists the incident had ‘no risk to the public or staff’ and that Mr Raman didn’t leave the Covid ward.
‘All patients isolating in Covid-19 wards are required to stay in their rooms until they are discharged,’ a spokesperson said.
Deputy chief health officer Peter Aitken told reporters: ‘He is in the ward at the moment and he hasn’t left the ward. There is no risk to the public, other patients or staff and the situation is under control.’
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuzk publicly urged the the rideshare driver to complete his hospital quarantine.
‘He should just sit tight and get better,’ she said.
‘It is going to be of no help to anyone to have an infectious person running around the Gold Coast.’
Sources alleged the infected patient has verbally abused nurses caring for him at Gold Coast University Hospital (pictured)
Raman arrived in Queensland on October 10 following a trip to Melbourne but is believed to have been infectious several days prior.
He tested positive for coronavirus at the Robina Hospital last Wednesday, bringing an end to the state’s 15-day Covid-free streak.
He allegedly checked out of the hospital before the results came back and had to be tracked down at his home by police and health authorities when he could not be contacted.
Police arrived at the resort, where he lives alone, last Wednesday and he was taken to Gold Coast University by an ambulance and placed on oxygen.
Health authorities said the exercise enthusiast, who was ‘so sick he can barely speak’, has lived in the Island Beach Resort in Broadbeach for about 12 months and was out and about around the Gold Coast for 10 days while infectious.
Adding to the difficulty of their task, Raman – who was unvaccinated and shared anti-vax videos over his social media accounts – allegedly did not use Queensland’s QR check-in system for over a month, according to health officials.
Mr Raman posted his reaction to a Covid press conference from the start of September in which Mr Andrews announced some eased restrictions, labelling the premier a ‘gronk’
Mr Raman, who has also played for local AFL team Broadbeach Cats, reportedly had a brush with the law earlier this year when he was charged with low-range drink driving and driving unlicensed.
He pleaded guilty to both charges in Southport Magistrates Court in June and was fined $1,000 and banned from driving for two months.
Raman shared his reaction to a Victorian Covid press conference from the start of September in which Premier Dan Andrews announced some eased restrictions.
He captioned the video posted to his Instagram: ‘Mr Gronk. A dead set gronk’.
In the conference, the premier announced playgrounds would be reopening and authorised workers would once again be permitted in homes to provide services.
‘Yay. The playgrounds are going to reopen. Wow,’ Mr Raman is heard saying.
‘Playgrounds and looking after kids, you f***ing gronk. You’re a gronk, look at ya.’
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