Monday, October 26, 2020
Home News Reports Mumbai coronavirus outbreak: 3rd doctor dies of COVID-19, wife claims it took 5 hours...

Mumbai coronavirus outbreak: 3rd doctor dies of COVID-19, wife claims it took 5 hours to get a bed for her sick husband

Mumbai has emerged as the most potent coronavirus hotspots in the country, raising questions over the Maharashtra government's abilities to fight the crisis

The coronavirus outbreak in Maharashtra has reached acute levels as the contagion is now rapidly spreading through the front line forces such as doctors and police personnel. Recently, a general physician(GP) from Chembur, Mumbai was the third doctor to die from the menace of COVID-19.

The wife of the deceased doctor has now levelled serious allegations of negligence and dereliction against the Maharashtra government. She has alleged that for critical hours when the general physician was in utmost need of hospitalisation, the couple received no help from the helpline number run by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC).

The general physician (GP) developed a mild fever on May 11 after which he suspected of being affected by the coronavirus. His blood test indicated the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. On May 14, he sent his swab sample to test for COVID-19. The next day, the GP had developed weakness and his oxygen saturation level was below 88 per cent. His colleagues suggested him to get hospitalised.

As per the account of the doctor’s wife, the couple struggled from 3-8 PM to get him admitted. She claimed that the helpline number (1916) provided by BMC was of no help. “Initially they said there is one bed at Nair hospital. When we agreed to admit him at the hospital, another attendant claimed there was no bed left at the hospital. They couldn’t give us any bed in Mumbai,” said his wife.

Furthermore, even the private hospitals denied any having beds to admit the infected doctor. It was only after another doctor managed to scrape in a bed at the SRV hospital, the GP was shifted there. However, the family also faced troubles in getting an ambulance to transport the husband to the hospital. “Despite being a doctor, I never imagined I would go through such helplessness. I read about the unavailability of beds in hospitals but until you experience it firsthand, you don’t understand it is for real,” the wife said.

The doctor was subsequently admitted to the hospital on May 15 and moved to the Intensive Care Unit. He died of the infection on Thursday, at around 7:30 PM. The doctor is survived by his wife and mother, who have been quarantined at home, and a son who stays in the United States of America.

The death of the doctor, 3rd one in the financial capital of the country, highlights the sorry state of the city amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic. When doctors and police personnel, those amongst the front-line forces of the country to battle the coronavirus are not provided with the required attention and care when they fall ill, it is beyond imagination the fate of general public at large.

Uddhav Thackeray government’s bungled response to coronavirus crisis

The Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra has been at the receiving end of criticism for bungling the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Maharashtra tops the list of states with the highest number of coronavirus cases. Mumbai, the state capital, accounts for 60 per cent of the state’s total coronavirus cases, has emerged as the most potent coronavirus hotspots in the country. The state recently witnessed the highest daily spike of 2,940 cases.

While the cases steadily mounted in Maharashtra, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra was busy cutting an admirable figure for itself by prematurely indulging in PR exercises to promote its response to the COVID-19. Bollywood celebrities were allegedly roped in to lavish praises on the Maharashtra state government’s handling of the outbreak. “Worli Koliwada model” was projected by the Maharashtra government as a paragon of a containment zone to be replicated elsewhere, only to be realised later that the infection has galloped insidiously, shattering the carefully and assiduously cultivated mirage of a perfect containment zone.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

After Turkey President Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims, Pakistanis trend #boycottfranceproducts on Twitter

Pakistani bots putting their weight behind Turkey president Erdogan's call of 'giving treatment' to French President Macron.

India Today releases a squint eyed statement, pats itself in the back for paying Rs 5 L to the court in TRP manipulation case,...

India Today has released a statement on the current TRP scam and it makes no sense.

“Allah will burn this woman in Hell”, Islamists attack TMC leader Nusrat Jahan for participating in Durga Puja

"You are the descendant of Satan -Evil. Don't you feel any shame for doing such dirty things?" an extremist commented on Nusrat Jahan for participating in Durga Pujo.

Times Now asked to air apology to Rahul Gandhi fangirl Sanjukta Basu for calling her ‘Hindu hater’, “We won”, she tweets

The directive to Times Now comes 19 months after Basu had filed a complaint with the NBSA.

Pakistan: Hindu temple vandalised during Navratri, idol of Hinglaj Mata broken by miscreants in Sindh

While taking cognisance of the despicable incident, the Sindh police have assured that they would nab the miscreants soon for vandalising the Hindu temple.

Recently Popular

‘He supplies drugs and girls’: Estranged wife of Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew Luviena Lodh alleges harassment by nephew-uncle duo

Luviena Lodh said that Mahesh Bhatt is the don of the industry, and he controls everything that goes on in the film industry

France: Charlie Hebdo cartoons projected on government building to express solidarity with deceased teacher who was beheaded by Islamic terrorist

Days after the barbaric beheading of teacher Samuel Paty on the streets of Paris by a terrorist for showing the cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his students, support continues to pour in for the deceased teacher.

Radio Mirchi RJ finds space with radical preacher Zakir Naik as she waters down terms like ‘Kafir’ and ‘Jihad’

A video featuring Radio Mirchi RJ Sayema is doing rounds on the internet in which she was seen normalising anti-Hindu bigotry by legitimising the usage of radical Islamic terms as 'Kafir' and 'Jihad'.

Faisal Khan says he wants to come out of brother Aamir Khan’s shadow who had earlier called him ‘mentally ill’

Faisal Khan said he will have to break out of his superstar brother's shadow and make his own decisions so that people recognise him as an individual

‘Encounter specialist’ cop facing murder charges and reinstated by Param Bir Singh had joined Shiv Sena

Sachin Vaze, Pradeep Sharma, who were both 'encounter specialist' cops facing murder charges, were close to Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh
- Advertisement -

After Pakistani bots, Pakistani Prime Minister now attacks French President Emmanuel Macron for calling out radical Islam

Pakistan PM Imran Khan said that Muslims react violently to alleged blasphemy because he Prophet lives in their hearts

Kerala: Photographer Dia John depicts Hindu deity as smoking weed, deletes picture after outrage

Kochi-based Mukkootil Bhagavathy temple had filed a complaint against Dia John for hurting Hindu religious sentiments

Twitter user dares India Today to block him for calling it ‘sold out’, India Today obliges

When a netizen called all news channels ‘sold out’ and dared India Today to block him, the media house went ahead and obliged

FIR registered against activist-lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat for cartoon linking rape with Hindu Goddess worship

The FIR has been registered against Deepika Singh Rajawat under sections 505 (b)(2), 294 and 295 A of the Indian Penal Code

In 2007, Lalu Yadav’s two sons, Tej Pratap and Tejashwi were thrashed by people for eve-teasing in Delhi

In 2007, sons of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, were found eve-teasing women on New Year's eve

Assam: Congress MLA demands ‘Miya Museum’ for immigrant Bangladeshis, govt rejects saying they don’t have separate culture

"No question of a museum there reflecting other culture and civilization", Himanta Biswa Sarma rejecting Miya Museum demand of Congress MLA

After Turkey President Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims, Pakistanis trend #boycottfranceproducts on Twitter

Pakistani bots putting their weight behind Turkey president Erdogan's call of 'giving treatment' to French President Macron.

Xitler: Activists campaign to shift the 2022 Winter Olympics away from China, pointing out how Hitler had used the 1936 games to promote himself

Hashtag #MoveTheGames is trending on Twitter to urge organizers to move venue for Winter Olympics 2022 out of China

India Today releases a squint eyed statement, pats itself in the back for paying Rs 5 L to the court in TRP manipulation case,...

India Today has released a statement on the current TRP scam and it makes no sense.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
468,442FollowersFollow
19,200SubscribersSubscribe