By writer to mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com
A 59-yr-old Covid-positive lady needed to wait 16 hours and go to 4 completely different hospitals earlier than getting admitted in a hospital on Thursday. Gayatri Chitlangia, who requires dialysis, and her son needed to go to 4 civic hospitals earlier than she lastly managed to get a mattress at BYL Nair Hospital on Thursday.
Gayatri, who suffers from renal failure, requires dialysis thrice every week. On Thursday, when she reached Kandivali Hitwardhak Mandal dialysis heart at 10 am she was instructed that she had examined optimistic for Covid-19 and couldn’t get dialysis there anymore. Her son Anchit, 35, instructed Mumbai Mirror, “She had final bought her dialysis on April 18. On April 21, she was instructed that her dialysis couldn’t be accomplished as her Covid-19 take a look at outcomes have been awaited. On Thursday, April 23, she wanted dialysis desperately as she had not handed urine in days.”
In line with Anchit, there was no ambulance to take his mom to hospital so he employed an auto rickshaw to Seven Hills hospital in Marol whereas he rode his bike. At Seven Hills hospital, he was instructed to go to R N Cooper hospital in Juhu. “The safety guard at Seven Hills didn’t permit us to enter past examine level. Why is there no correct data for sufferers like us who’re clueless about the place to go?” Anchit requested. From there, they reached Cooper by the identical auto rickshaw. In the meantime, he additionally tweeted to Mumbai Police for assist. At Cooper, they have been instructed that there was no dialysis facility accessible at Cooper. “I requested them to offer an ambulance to go to KEM hospital. They requested me to attend. After ready for 5 hours, we have been instructed that an ambulance was not accessible because it was meant just for critically sick sufferers and my mom was asymptomatic.”
Anchit then booked an Ola to achieve KEM Hospital in Parel. At KEM, they have been instructed to return house and that they might learn at any time when a mattress for Covid-19 affected person on dialysis turned accessible. “However how may I’m going again with a corona- optimistic affected person? Would my society take us again? Additionally the place would now we have bought dialysis accomplished? So I made a decision to go to BYL Nair hospital at
In all this time, Anchit and his mom may solely handle to drink some tea to maintain themselves. “My mom was exhausted and we have been anxious and determined. My spouse was additionally making calls and she or he bought in contact with a social employee Deepak Singh. After reaching Nair hospital at 7 pm, I referred to as him as they have been additionally refusing to confess my mom citing no beds accessible for dialysis covid-positive sufferers.”
Anchit clicked photos and movies of his mom, which Singh posted on social media. Singh additionally made many calls however nothing appeared to work. Lastly, at 2 am, she lastly bought admission. “The entire expertise of getting my mom admitted to a BMC hospital was nothing however a nightmare. There have to be a system in place,” stated Anchit.
Deepak demanded that the BMC ought to present higher details about the place corona-positive sufferers, particularly these requiring dialysis, ought to go. “The auto rickshaw driver, Uber and Ola drivers have been additionally uncovered to the an infection despite the fact that the affected person was carrying masks. This unfold will be averted if sufferers are effectively knowledgeable and ambulances are made accessible,” Singh stated.
Anchit works within the non-public sector and says he must spend over Rs 20,000 a month on his mom’s remedy. He cannot afford to confess her to a personal hospital.
Vaibhav Majgaonkar, coordinator of KHM dialysis centre, stated that there are 78 dialysis sufferers on the centre and as per new pointers all have been examined of whom two examined optimistic. “We suggested them to go to a BMC hospital and see a nephrologist as we will not provide companies to those sufferers anymore,” Majgaonkar stated.
When requested concerning the case, Suresh Kakani, further municipal commissioner, stated that he did not have precise details about this explicit case however stated the delay may have been induced due to hospital beds being full. “However all sufferers have to know now we have created a corona helpline 1916 the place any affected person can name and search data earlier than immediately reaching the hospitals. This is applicable to basic sufferers, dialysis sufferers and others. A name to the helpline can keep away from delays and sufferers will be directed the place the beds and amenities can be found.”
Cooper hospital Dean Dr Pinakin Gujjar stated that his hospital would not have dialysis facility. Dr
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