Hyderabad: A senior citizen died for want of a bed in the hospital at Hyderabad. The Banjara Hills resident was suffering from breathlessness and died outside the hospital on the night of June 26. The person visited five private hospitals in the city and each one denied him admission citing lack of availability of beds.
The patient had difficulty in breathing. He was taken in an ambulance to different hospitals for admission. There was no medico or paramedic accompanying him in the ambulance.
“After the cylinder ran out of oxygen, I started giving CPR to my father.A few minutes later, he took his last breath in the ambulance,” said Rohit Krishna, son of deceased.
The patient was declared dead at 3 am at a private hospital of Panjagutta.“I want as much awareness about this issue as possible. I genuinely don’t want another family to go through this,” said Rohit Krishna.
https://t.co/Z1w2qAx2RHWe pray that no other family or child is put in such a situation. Please ensure that you take care of yourselves and your family.Protect yourselves. Be safe.@revathitweets @KVishReddy @DonitaJose @PulseTelangana @CoreenaSuares2Also Read Denied admission by hospitals, Mettuguda BJP div president dies of COVIDPlease watch the video.— Rohit Krishna (@prk2020) June 28, 2020
We pray that no other family or child is put in such a situation. Please ensure that you take care of yourselves and your family.
Protect yourselves. Be safe.@revathitweets @KVishReddy @DonitaJose @PulseTelangana @CoreenaSuares2
Please watch the video.
— Rohit Krishna (@prk2020) June 28, 2020
This is not an isolated case. On June 26, a patient suffering from COVID-19 died after a hospital removed his ventilator support.
“I can’t breathe. Hospital has removed my ventilator support. They said you have enough, my heart has stopped beating, nothing is left in me,” said the patient in his last video message to his father before dying.
His father in another video message said: “They visited around 10 to 12 hospitals even when he was begging for oxygen. They refused to admit him. Finally, they admitted him Erragadda and he died there.”
On June 29, Health minister Etala Rajendra asserted that government hospitals in the state have an adequate number of beds. He said those patients who are still not able to find the bed should go to emergency directly.