The Telangana government had been accused of mismanagement and failing to provide proper facilities in handling of coronavirus patients after a 35-year-old man, in a video message to his father, accused doctors of not putting him on ventilator support. It was the last message of the patient before he succumbed to the virus.
As Congress and BJP demand a probe into the death of the man, who was admitted to Government Chest Hospital in Hyderabad, another video of a 36-year-old has surfaced online, who also lost his life at the hospital. The 36-year-old’s family alleged that negligence by the hospital led to his death.
The video, recorded by the patient, shows a deserted ward as he complains about lack of medical attention. While shooting the video, the man struggles for each breath.
“There is no one here. I am alone…how can I stay here? What if something happens to me? You tell me how do I stay here,” the man says in a video message to his friend.
.@KTRTRS Sir, Yesterday it was Ravi Kumar & today Syed both #Covid-19 patient admitted in Chest Hospital, Erragadda died begging for medical help, When will your Govt wake up and take action, How many more you want to die begging for help.@Ashi_IndiaToday @sushilrTOI pic.twitter.com/pNWENZ7tKk
— Amjed Ullah Khan MBT (@amjedmbt) June 30, 2020
The 36-year-old patient lost his life due to a cardiac arrest on Monday.
The family members of the deceased have alleged that he died due to lack of medical attention.
“He was doing well and complaining only about breathing. On Monday morning, hospital informed us about his death. He was just 36,” wife of the deceased said as she demanded an investigation into the death.
Dr Mahaboob Ali Khan, Superintendent of Chest Hospital, however, denied allegations and said the hospital has sufficient facilities to take care of patients.
Meanwhile, Amjadullah Khan of Majlish Bachao Tahreek questioned the government and alleged that poor are not taken care of by the government.
“Earlier, the situation was bad only at Gandhi hospital, but now other government facilities are also not able to provide satisfactory treatment. They don’t even have sufficient oxygen facilities, forget about ventilators,” alleged Khan.
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary of Telangana, said the government has made available sufficient number of beds with oxygen and ventilators across the state.
“Some vested interests are making false claims through videos on social media. We need be aware and alert about such claims,” chief secretary Somesh Kumar said.