Another man dies at Providence after hospital refuses repeated requests for Ivermectin

Terry said she thinks Providence has failed to live up to its mission statement which reads: “As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.”

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By Joel Davidson
October 19, 2021

n Oct. 13, Neil Kitamura, age 78, died a few hours after fellow Anchorage resident William Topel passed away. Both were patients at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Each man asked to receive Ivermectin to treat COVID illnesses, and both were denied.

Kitamura checked into the hospital on Oct. 5. He had already taken an initial dose of Ivermectin which he received from his doctor the day before. According to his son Kris Kitamura, the hospital refused let Neil take any more of his Ivermectin pills. Instead, he was placed on oxygen, given steroids, remdesivir and sedated with morphine.

Nine days later he was dead.

“Even though his doctor prescribed it and he had it with him, they wouldn’t give it to him,” Kris said. “I still have his pills … If someone is terminal, why wouldn’t you let them have access to it?” …

Kris said he and his father both got COVID earlier in the month. They each had prescriptions filled for Ivermectin as well. Kris said he took one dose and felt better within hours. His father, however, still struggled to breath so they took him to Providence.

Shortly thereafter, Neil’s wife, Terry, dropped off his Ivermectin pills.

Despite the fact that Neal was eating the day before he died, he was never allowed to take Ivermectin, Terry said.

“I tried to bring it in, but they said he couldn’t have it,” she recounted. “They were just focused on keeping him comfortable until he died. It was all death focused.”

Shortly before Neil died, Kris and Terry were called and informed that they should come to the hospital to visit him.

“We get there and we’re getting ready to go in and….


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