By writer to www.dailyexcelsior.com
JAMMU, Might 24: Each personal in addition to Authorities hospitals in Jammu are demanding Coronavirus check studies from the sufferers searching for dialysis of their services even supposing there isn’t any such order issued both by the Central Authorities or J&Ok Authorities.
For final two months, 75-year-old Som Dutt Sharma of Kali Jhanni, Jammu has been visiting a reputed hospital in Channi space of Jammu for dialysis. Nonetheless, he was instructed yesterday that he should carry a unfavorable COVID-19 check report first earlier than present process dialysis.
Som Dutt’s son, Atul Sharma mentioned that after returning disenchanted, they went to a Nursing House at Gandhi Nagar after which one other reputed Nursing House at Rehari Chnugi, however all of them demanded COVID-19 unfavorable report first.
He mentioned I instructed them that my father has no Corona like signs however they refused to offer therapy to him until we carry his COVID-19 unfavorable report. He mentioned lastly, they went to a non-public lab and gave pattern for COVID-19 testing after paying about Rs 4500 however they had been instructed to gather the report after three days.
“As my father’s situation was deteriorating and ready for three day could possibly be life threatening, I lastly went to GMC Jammu however as an alternative of referring my father to Tremendous Speciality Hospital, Jammu, the on obligation CMO additionally instructed me that they may first conduct Corona check of his father and thereafter he shall be referred to Tremendous Speciality Hospital Block for dialysis,” Atul mentioned.
He mentioned it was solely on the intervention of a senior Professor of GMC Jammu that the dialysis of his father was performed on nest morning at Tremendous Speciality Block of GMC Jammu after doing correct screening of Coronavirus.
One Omkar Singh of Miran Sahib additionally shared the same story. He mentioned that his 80 year-old mom used to go for dialysis session thrice every week in a non-public hospital in Talab Tillo space however final Monday they instructed us to return subsequent time with COVID-19 check report in any other case they gained’t give her therapy.
He mentioned thereafter they stopped going there and went for subsequent session to Tremendous Speciality Block of GMC Jammu, the place additionally they first ship them to GMC Jammu for COVID testing and after the report of his mom got here unfavorable, they allowed her to take a seat on dialysis session.
Singh mentioned he’s unable to grasp that when there aren’t any such directives from the Authorities to first search COVID check report from the affected person in need of dialysis then why the personal in addition to Authorities hospitals are harassing the sufferers and their attendants by forcing them to beneath COVID check.
He mentioned that Central in addition to J&Ok Authorities proceed to reiterate that non-COVID sufferers can’t be requested to bear a coronavirus check until they’re suspected circumstances however on the bottom the scenario is totally different and there’s no person to make sure that Authorities tips for sufferers searching for dialysis and emergency therapy are adopted by the hospitals.
Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan had additionally mentioned final month that there aren’t any tips which say all sufferers, these even searching for daycare admissions for dialysis and chemotherapy, ought to bear Covid-19 checks. If that is taking place then it’s completely unsuitable, he had mentioned however regardless of that kidney sufferers searching for dialysis are being requested to go for Corona check earlier than dialysis session.
When contacted, Director Well being Companies, Dr Renu Sharma mentioned that there isn’t any such order whereby Authorities has requested the hospitals to hunt COVID check report from dialysis or most cancers sufferers. However she defended the personal hospitals, saying that is justified on their half within the wake of numerous asymptomatic circumstances being reported each day.
Dr Nasib Chand Digra, Principal and Dean, GMC Jammu mentioned that as kidney sufferers are excessive on danger of COVID-19 that’s the reason as a precautionary measure, they use to do COVID check first of Corona suspicious sufferers or on those that first time come of their facility for dialysis in any other case no physique is requested to bear Corona check. He mentioned that is performed for security of all of the sufferers or well being care employees as one contaminated affected person can put the lives of all others on danger.