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A 60-year-old lady was on Tuesday refused dialysis at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals as a result of she was a Covid-19 “suspect”, her son has alleged.
A spokesperson for Apollo mentioned the hospital was “merely following protocol”.
“The beds reserved for Covid-19 suspects and confirmed instances have been all occupied. There are different sufferers within the dialysis ward. They are going to be in danger if a suspect is stored in the identical unit. That’s the reason her members of the family have been requested to shift her,” the spokesperson mentioned.
The girl was later taken to MR Bangur Hospital, a chosen Covid-19 therapy centre, the place she was admitted within the isolation ward. Her swab check outcomes are awaited.
The identical day chief secretary Rajiva Sinha mentioned the state authorities would challenge an advisory to personal hospitals and nursing properties urging them to not deny therapy to sufferers.
“We are going to challenge an advisory to the non-public hospitals…. The non-public hospitals must be extra energetic as many sufferers are returning with out therapy. Persons are dealing with issues. Please see that this doesn’t occur,” Sinha had mentioned at Nabanna.
The girl, a Lake City resident, has been present process dialysis at Apollo thrice every week for 18 months, his 26-year-old son instructed The Telegraph.
“On Tuesday, her well being worsened…. We rushed her to Apollo earlier than midday for dialysis,” mentioned her son.
Some exams have been performed within the emergency division. “A physician mentioned my mom had a chest an infection, which made her a Covid-19 suspect. I used to be instructed to take her to MR Bangur Hospital and get the required exams carried out,” the son mentioned.
“If the check result’s constructive, she can be stored there. If the result’s unfavorable, you’ll be able to deliver her again for dialysis or another therapy,” the son quoted the physician as telling him. Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals is a chosen Covid-19 testing centre.
Fireplace and emergency companies minister Sujit Bose helped the household shift the lady to MR Bangur. “I had a phrase with Apollo officers. They mentioned no mattress for Covid-19 suspects and sufferers was empty,” he mentioned.