Controversy over Covid-19 affected person’s loss of life in MP, footage reveals hospital ward boy ‘cut off’ oxygen provide

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A authorities faculty instructor, recognized as Surendra Tiwari, died at a government-run district hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri, allegedly after a hospital ward boy pulled out his oxygen provide within the night time. The incident got here to mild after a ‘breathless’ Surendra referred to as his son Deepak to tell him about his deteriorating situation and sought his assist.

Tiwari, a resident of Durgapur gram tehsil in Shivpuri, had rushed to the federal government hospital on April 11 after testing optimistic for Covid-19. He was present process therapy and was recovering nicely. However, in accordance with Deepak, he obtained a name from his father on Wednesday morning and as he rushed to the hospital, his father was sitting on the mattress gasping for breath.

Speaking to the media, Deepak mentioned, “It was sometime in the night that his oxygen support was pulled away. In the morning when I reached, I pleaded with nurses to put his oxygen supply back but they refused, I pulled the oxygen and put it back on him but he died 15 minutes after it.”

Even as Deepak didn’t get clear solutions, he approached BJP spokesperson Jaivardhan Sharma, who rushed to the hospital and demanded to view the CCTV footage of the intervening night time. “After viewing the footage, it was clearly seen that the ward boy first removed the portable oxygen limit that was attached to him and then removed his mask too, and no on-duty doctor visited the patient during the night. When he needed oxygen support critically, his mask was pulled out. This is criminal negligence and we demand strict action on this.”

After the CCTV footage got here to mild, the district hospital has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

According to Chief Medical Officer AL Sharma, the affected person’s hemoglobin ranges had been low. “The patient was undergoing dialysis for a long time and his hemoglobin levels were also low. We have ordered an inquiry and will get the result in a day,” mentioned Sharma.

He additionally mentioned the hospital has 70 oxygen beds of which 30 are in ICU.