Mumbai: Refused admission, son loses father after rushing him from one hospital to another


KS Khaled Bambrana, a businessman breathed his final in Mumbai on Friday evening after 5 outstanding hospitals within the metropolis refused to admit him, and he was denied therapy for 2 hours straight, declare his relations.

Neighbourhood hospital

Aged 54, Bambrana had a slight fever earlier this week and consulted an area physician. He was prescribed medication however his situation deteriorated on Friday when he began going through bother respiration. Khaled’s son rushed him to Prince Aly Khan hospital in Mazgaon which is a stone’s throw away from the household residence.

“I took him to the hospital’s Emergency ward between 7:30-8:00 pm. The doctor examined him but refused to grant admission, claiming that the hospital was not equipped to deal with such patients. He had not tested positive for Covid-19 but was still denied admission. We were asked to go to another nearby hospital. But even that hospital refused to take him in,” Khalid’s son instructed India Today.

Chief working officer of the hospital, Dr Anuj Tewari mentioned, “The Prince Aly Khan hospital is not a designated hospital for Covid-19 patients. Legally, we cannot admit patients with such symptoms. Moreover, our ICU is already full. We cannot take in more patients who need immediate attention, maybe that is why the patient was asked to go to another hospital.”

Covid-19 hospital

Bambrana’s household then rushed him to no less than 4 different hospitals within the metropolis. While one hospital determined to take him in and transferred him to a facility in Andheri meant for Covid-19 sufferers utilizing an ambulance, the household refused on the grounds that he had not examined constructive for Covid-19. The household determined to go to another hospital within the neighborhood.

In the meantime, Abdul Rehman, president of the Bombay Kerala Muslim Jamaath known as up the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) helpline asking if they might assist the household discover a hospital the place life help may very well be supplied. The BMC helpline promised to name again with particulars.

St George hospital

In the meantime, the Bambranas reached another hospital the place they had been instructed that there have been no ventilators. They rushed to another and had been instructed that there have been ventilators however they had been reserved just for Covid-19 sufferers. For the dearth of another choice, the household rushed him to St George hospital the place he was lastly admitted.

As the household reached St George, the BMC helpline known as again after 45 minutes to say {that a} mattress at Lilavati hospital was free. However, by that point, Bambrana’s well being had deteriorated even additional. Abdul Rehman says, “By the time I reached St George, the doctors were trying to revive him as his heart had stopped. When they managed to revive him, they asked us to get an oxygen cylinder. Where can we get an oxygen cylinder? They put him on a ventilator, but he passed away later in the night.”

“If at this stage, Mumbai is not able to provide life support equipment and beds or admission to one patient who needs a ventilator, how will we cope with the situation if god forbid, there is an escalation of the spread in this virus,” Abdul Rehman says.

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