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Saturday, 29 August 2020

‘Now, I know why CM, Speaker rushed to Medanta’

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 28

Haryana Congress spokesperson and national coordinator for the All India Mahila Congress Ranjeeta Mehta, who is receiving treatment for Covid at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6, today alleged that infected patients were being made to stay in "poor conditions" at the infirmary.

Substandard treatment for Covid patients led CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Speaker Gian Chand Gupta to get themselves admitted to a premium private hospital in Gurugram. — Ranjeeta Mehta, Spokeperson, Haryana Congress

The Congress leader said the "substandard" way of treating Covid patients by the Health Department led Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Speaker Gian Chand Gupta to get themselves admitted to a premium private hospital in Gurugram.

We make best efforts to provide quality healthcare to Covid patients and address their grievances. I have personally spoken to Mehta. We are trying to get the matter sorted out. — Dr Sarita Yadav, Principal Medical Officer

"Bees are welcoming Covid patients at the Sector 6 hospital. Since 11 am, no one has done any test, rather mosquitoes are giving me more pain. Is this the way you and your department are handling patients. Now, I can understand why the CM and the Speaker rushed to Medanta," she said in a tweet, tagging state Health Minister Anil Vij.

In another tweet, the Congress leader asked why she was not being told about the treatment she was subjected to. "Ten tablets given to me after five hours of torture to have these together. Asked about these tablets, no one answered..." she said while seeking Vij's intervention in the matter.

"An X-ray test of a Covid patient is conducted in an open space — without a gown and slippers. One can imagine how difficult it must be for women," she added.

Mehta, along with her husband, had tested positive for the virus on August 26.

Earlier this month, a video shot by a Panchkula patient showing an acute water crisis in the toilet of a Covid care ward at the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, was widely shared on the social media.

Chandigarh Tribune had also highlighted the plight of patients admitted to BRS Dental College in Barwala, a dedicated Covid care facility in Panchkula. Patients there had been forced to clean wards due to inadequate housekeeping staff.

Dr Sarita Yadav, Principal Medical Officer, said, "We make best efforts to provide quality healthcare to Covid patients and address their grievances."

What recovered patient says

A 43-year-old man from the MDC, Sector 5, who was admitted to the same Covid ward between July 11 and 16, said toilets were not clean and food was not hygienic even during his stay. "There were no arrangements for diabetics like me. I was served rice and tea with sugar," he said.



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