Hyderabad: A man who voluntarily admitted himself at Gandhi Hospital on Sunday after showing symptoms of Coronavirus, in a video, said the services at the hospital were “pathetic”.

Gandhi Hospital is the nodal centre to treat all Coronavirus patients in the state which has so far reported two deaths and 76 positive cases. Thirteen people who had earlier tested positive have been discharged after they tested negative twice. Meanwhile, six new cases were reported in the state on 30 March. While people have lauded the services of the Gandhi Hospital in treating patients, the video has come as a bit of a shock to many.

The man, in the video, said it has been more than 24 hours since he was admitted to the hospital and swap tests haven’t been done yet. “I came to Gandhi Hospital to get myself checked on Sunday evening after I showed symptoms of COVID-19. It’s been over 24 hours and no tests have been done. No samples have been taken. When I asked why samples haven’t been taken yet, they said they don’t know. When will they take the samples? Will they take one at all is the question,” he said.

Neither the superintendent of Gandhi Hospital nor the chief medical officer has responded to his questions. “I took the initiative to come here and get myself tested hoping I will get the results soon so that I can inform all those I have come in contact with. But nothing has happened so far,” he said, adding, “There are a lot of people here who have been waiting for the test results for a week. It’s not even blood tests, only swap tests. These results usually take a day or half a day. But here, it’s been more than a week.”

The man said quarrels break out every half an hour in the hospital. “The pandemic has not reached its peak yet and the situation is like this here. I don’t know what it’s going to be like in the future.”

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