Chyung calls for the state to release COVID-19 nursing home data
INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Chris Chyung (D-Dyer) released the following statement in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak at a Dyer nursing home. Reports have shown that as many as eight individuals have died and another 85 are infected at the Dyer nursing home.
”The state is still refusing to release critical COVID-19 data for Indiana nursing homes, leaving families dependent on individual facilities for updates on their loved ones,” said Chyung.
“Hoosiers are quite literally left to sit by the phone and wait for individual facilities to let them know if their loved ones are infected by COVID-19. The staff at these nursing homes are under so much pressure and their first priority should be to care for their residents. The state should release nursing home data if not for those Hoosiers waiting on updates, then to take some strain from these nursing home staff members who are working around the clock to provide care.
“The governor has claimed that he is doing this to protect the privacy of individuals and their families and yet, those same people are crying out for news on their loved ones. It is time for the governor to release this data to the public.”