Waiting to get admitted, 55-year-old Medchal woman, suspected of COVID, dies

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 Jun 2020 9:36 AM GMT
Waiting to get admitted, 55-year-old Medchal woman, suspected of COVID, dies

Hyderabad: A 55-year-old woman from Medchal succumbed to her illness, while waiting to get admitted to the hospitals in Hyderabad. According to her relatives, they have been on the run since yesterday, that is June 25, in an attempt to get her admitted in a hospital, since she showed symptoms similar to COVID-19. However, none of the hospitals were in a position to admit her.

The family of a 55-year-old woman, hailing from Dammaiguda in Medchal, say that they have been running from pillar to post, in an attempt to save her life, from 8 in the morning yesterday. Speaking to NewsMeter, her son-in-law said, “We lost precious time while running between hospitals. First, we went to Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad. They did not admit her because the COVID-19 test was not conducted, and they will take only COVID-19 positive patients.”

Following this, the relatives went to Osmania general Hospital. “At Osmania, they said the beds were full, and they could not admit her. Then, we went to King Koti Hospital, where we waited. Finally, they took her in sometime around afternoon, but a few minutes later, she died,” her son-in-law explained.

The relative mentioned that his mother-in-law was an asthma patient, but due to shortness of breath being considered a major COVID-19 symptom, patients who are dependent on government hospitals are suffering.

Earlier in March, authorities had announced a refurbished 350-bed exclusive hospital for COVID-19 patients inside King Koti hospital. As of June 25, Medchal recorded 60 new cases of COVID-19, as per Telangana’s latest health bulletin. The crowd-sourced COVID-19 database covid19india.org said that Medchal had reported at least 415 COVID-19 cases, (the numbers which may be subject to change). Meanwhile, Telangana has crossed 11,000 in the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the state, with 920 new patients recording positive in a single day, that is Thursday.

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