COVID-19 patient dies in Aligarh, family alleges medical negligence

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COVID-19 patient dies in Aligarh, family alleges medical negligence

Aligarh, May 3

The physique of a COVID-19 patient stored mendacity on a mattress at a authorities hospital right here for greater than 14 hours after he died, his family alleged, including that he was subjected to fallacious therapy.

After a criticism in the matter towards Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital to the district authorities, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Kol Ranjit Singh on Sunday ordered a probe. He stated these discovered responsible could be duly punished.

According to the criticism, Brajesh Sharma (69) died on Friday evening and his family was “kept in the dark” concerning the incident.

He was admitted on the hospital on Thursday and was handled on the premise of the medical assessments of the earlier occupant of the mattress—Hariom Sharma, the criticism stated.

Brajesh’s family was unable to seek out him because the hospital didn’t have an entry along with his title, it stated, including the error was detected by the point his therapy began in the earlier patient’s title.

Meanwhile, the variety of coronavirus deaths recorded in the district on Sunday was 19 and the crematorium of exhibition floor performed 17 cremations based on the COVID-19 protocol.

“Sixteen of those cremated yesterday (Sunday) arrived from hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. The 17th cremation was of a person who was being treated at home and had COVID-like symptoms,” stated Vishnu Kumar Bunty, whose NGO helps individuals in making preparations for cremations.

“Even when there is a slight chance for it to be the body of a COVID victim, we strictly follow the COVID protocol. It is very difficult to decide whether it is or not in the present circumstances,” he added. PTI

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