Unable to discover a mattress for his mom at three hospitals, Ram Kumar introduced his mom Parvati Devi (75) to Delhi’s GTB Hospital on Friday morning. When The Indian The Press Reporter met her throughout the day, she was mendacity on a stretcher exterior the hospital, sharing an oxygen cylinder with two different folks she didn’t know — Om Dutt Sharma (65) and Deepak (40).
With no mattress accessible, the three had discovered a spot exterior and waited for house to open up within the hospital, hooked to the cylinder.
Whereas Om Dutt and Deepak discovered a mattress later within the day, Parvati may very well be admitted solely on Saturday, round four pm. An hour later, she was lifeless.
Her son Ram (45) instructed The Indian The Press Reporter on Saturday, “We stored ready and ready… for a mattress or medical assist, however nothing got here. I begged docs to take her in. She died minutes after she was admitted to the ward. Her oxygen ranges had dropped and he or she collapsed.”
The household lives in East Delhi’s Mandawali and had approached Shanti Mukand Hospital, Max Hospital and Dr Hedgewar hospital earlier than touchdown up at GTB.
At Dr Hedgewar, Parvati examined constructive for Covid. Her household stated she had a cough and fever for 2 days and the hunt for hospitals started round three am on Friday.
“We had been within the solar all day lengthy. Round four pm on Saturday, when a physician referred to as us in and pulled my mom’s stretcher in the direction of the block, I used to be relieved. However she was panicking. I assumed she would survive however she died an hour later. What will we do now?” stated Ram.
GTB’s Medical Superintendent Dr R S Rautela and Nodal Officer (Covid) Dr A Ok Jain didn’t reply to calls and messages in search of a remark.