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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Covid patient dies, Gurugram hospital booked for lapse

Sanjay Yadav

Gurugram, July 24

The Gurugram police on Friday registered a case of negligence against a private hospital in Sector 37 for allegedly not providing oxygen support leading to the death of a 44-year-old Covid patient.

'Didn't get oxygen support'

  • A woman was admitted to Gurugram hospital on June 1
  • Two days later, she tested positive for the Covid virus
  • On June 5, she told her family about the difficulty in breathing
  • In spite of requests, she was not being given oxygen support

The case was registered under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC at Sector 10-A police station after CMO Dr Virender Yadav forwarded a negligence report.

According to the police, the deceased woman was admitted to the hospital on June 1. Two days after her admission, she tested positive and was shifted to the Covid ward. She was given a phone by the family when she was taken to the ward.

On June 5, she called her family saying she had difficulty in breathing and despite repeated requests, she was not being given any oxygen support.

She requested her family to shift her to another hospital. In a critical condition, the family took her to another hospital where she died within minutes of admission.

The family alleged that the accused hospital did not provide oxygen support even while she was being shifted to the other hospital in an ambulance despite her complaining of breathlessness.

The family moved the CM Window and the CMO office which after inquiry found the allegations to be true and recommended police action.

After the death of the victim, family and relatives launched a campaign on social media. "We will send a notice to the hospital staff for joining the probe. The case has been registered and investigation is on. Action will be taken as per law," said Sanjay Yadav, SHO of Sector 10-A police station.

from The Tribune

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