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Amid mounting COVID-19 deaths, Patiala hospital's mortuary falls short of space

Karam Prakash
Press Reporter News Service

Patiala, August 4

With COVID-19 deaths repeatedly mounting in Punjab, the mortuary on the Authorities Rajindra Hospital in Patiala is working out of house. Our bodies of useless COVID sufferers lay for hours now on the isolation ward of the hospital.

Three useless our bodies remained unattended on the isolation ward your complete Sunday night time as a result of there was no house within the mortuary.

The our bodies have been shifted to the mortuary on Monday morning, in keeping with sources.

The lapse despatched officers, together with these of the district administration, right into a tizzy. After senior officers got here to know of the incident, our bodies have been instantly shifted to the mortuary.

Important sufferers from close by districts are referred to the Authorities Rajindra Hospital, a tertiary healthcare establishment, resulting in extra deaths on the hospital. The mortuary, nevertheless, solely has a capability for eight useless our bodies.

Specialists mentioned that if the federal government did not make preparations quickly, the hospital would possibly plunge into a giant disaster.

An official on the Rajindra Hospital, pleading anonymity, mentioned, “Now, it was solely three useless our bodies which have been unattended, nevertheless, these numbers will rise within the coming days if the preparations will not be made instantly. Round six individuals died at isolation ward at Rajindra on Sunday.”

When requested in regards to the lapse, Dr Harjinder Singh, Principal, Authorities Medical Faculty Patiala, mentioned, “We’re holding a gathering over this situation. We’re planning to make in home preparations or shopping for new chilly chambers. The difficulty shall be solved quickly.”

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