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COIMBATORE: The shifting of Covid-19 optimistic affected person from ESI Hospital to Coimbatore Medical Faculty Hospital (CMCH) for dialysis has stirred controversy on Saturday. Because the centre lacks a dialysis facility, the referral was made out of ESI Hospital. Nonetheless, the sources indicated the chances of different sufferers in CMCH contracting the an infection because of the presence of a optimistic affected person within the ward.
Extremely positioned sources alleged that the contaminated particular person, in his 50s, had refused to take a delegated `108′ ambulance from ESI Hospital however got here to CMCH in his automotive.
Based on the sources, the contaminated particular person is a CMCH admin workers, who has comorbidity situations. Whereas he was present process therapy in a city-based non-public hospital, his samples had been collected for the Covid check that rendered a optimistic end result on Saturday.
He was admitted to ESI Hospital on the identical day. The docs on the ESI Hospital, after diagnosing the elevated renal parameters, referred him to CMCH. The affected person was admitted to the Intensive Medical Care Unit (IMCU) at Extreme Acute Respiratory An infection (SARI) facility in CMCH, mentioned sources.
A CMCH physician who needs to remain nameless mentioned, “The optimistic affected person got here to CMCH in his automotive as he refused to board the desired `108′ ambulance. Initially, a number of well being care employees resisted from offering therapy to a optimistic affected person fearing others could contract the virus as properly. However, the upper authorities directed that he be handled right here.”
Sources recommended the optimistic affected person may have been admitted to a non-public facility below the great medical health insurance scheme.
Efforts to succeed in CMCH Dean P Kalidas for a remark on this regard went in useless.
When contacted, ESI Hospital Dean A Nirmala claimed the affected person was shifted to CMCH in a ‘108’ ambulance. She mentioned, “The affected person would even be given Covid primarily based therapy at CMCH. He shall be referred again to ESI Hospital after the renal parameters are introduced below management.”