Maharashtra: Man dies of Covid-19, kin allege ambulance delays | Nagpur News


NAGPUR: A 53-year-old Covid-19 patient expired in Nagpur because he can find an oxygen-equipped ambulance in his relatives have alleged. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation said it might need to learn why the delay happened and that it hasn’t received any criticism in the issue.
The individual tested positive for coronavirus on August 29 and has been below house isolation because he had been originally asymptomatic.However, around 8. 30 am on Saturday, his heartbeat went down and he began gasping for breath, his cousin advised on Monday.
The family members then instantly dialled’108′ for an ambulance which came after about half-an-hour using a female physician, he explained.
The physician came to the home and checked the victim’s pulse rate. She subsequently made some calls to change him into a hospital, saying she can’t touch him as he’s a Covid-19 patient and they don’t have PPE kits,” he said.
“We asked the physician to give oxygen assistance to the individual so that he can get time to visit hospital. However, the doctor said the oxygen source from the ambulance was drained. We requested us to notify the body to change the patient to hospital,” the victim’s cousin explained.
Eventually, an ambulance in the Nagpur Government Medical and College Hospital (GMCH) came in their home approximately 12. 30 pm.
The individual was subsequently taken to the GMCH at which he was declared brought dead,” he stated, including that the sufferer could have likely survived if he’d obtained oxygen assistance and medical aid punctually.
When Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B has been asked concerning this and other similar complaints of shortage of ambulance services,” he explained,”We might need to examine the delay happened in this circumstance. We’ve not got any criticism on this”
He explained they’ve taken note of episodes of ambulance flaws and were shortly going to obtain an extra 80 ambulances for town.
“We’re attempting to supply five ambulances to every zone in town. They may or might not be armed with oxygen, but patients could be hauled to nearby hospitals 15 to 20 minutes for therapy with no flaws,” he explained.


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