Hyderabad: A young man who was not given admission at a private hospital in ECIL falling in Rachakonda limits, collapsed on the main road, and died on Wednesday. Prithviraj from BJR Nagar of Jawahar Nagar in the city approached Xenia hospital complaining of shortness of breath and dizziness, minutes later he collapsed on the main road and died.
According to family, on 8 July morning, when he complained of uneasiness in breathing, his sister, Divya Jyothi, took him to a Xenia hospital at ECIL X Roads. “Initially there was no staff at the emergency ward of the hospital to attend to my brother. He was gasping for breath for a long time. I made him sit and ran around the hospital seeking help. After a long time, they attended to him and supplied oxygen. But after some time, the hospital authorities said his condition was critical and he needs to be shifted to KIMS Hospital immediately,” she said.
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The man was accompanied by his sister to the hospital while his wife Yamuna joined them later. After they were told to shift him to KIMS Hospital, the duo brought him out and waited by the road. While his sister was looking for an auto-rickshaw, the man's condition deteriorated. He later collapsed.
Divya Jyothi alleged that after he collapsed, she ran back into the private hospital seeking assistance but no one responded. They were least bothered about his condition. “I pleaded for them to attend to him. Even the staff at the emergency ward were also not bothered,” his wife Yamuna told the media.
The video taken by a passerby reflected how the eye-witnessed kept away from help. Many continued to onlook but none came to their rescue. Later, an ambulance arrived at the spot and declared that Prithviraj had died. He is survived by wife, nine-month-old son, mother, and sister. The cause of death is unknown nor can it be attributed to COVID because there was no COVID test conducted on the man.
When Newsmeter contacted Rachakonda Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said, " The body has been shifted to his residence in Jawahar nagar. The family has been asked to follow the physical distancing during the funeral and other COVID protocols. I am informed by my officers that he died before he was taken inside the ambulance".