Aligarh: COVID-19 patient dies, family alleges medical negligence
The body of a COVID-19 patient kept lying on a bed at a government hospital for over 14 hours after he died, his family alleged, adding that he was subjected to wrong treatment. After the complaint against Aligarh's Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital to the district authorities, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Kol Ranjit Singh on Sunday ordered a probe. He said those found guilty would be duly punished.
Brajesh allegedly treated based on bed's previous occupant's medical tests
According to the complaint, Brajesh Sharma (69) died on Friday night and his family was kept in the dark about the incident. He was admitted to the hospital on Thursday and was treated on the basis of the medical tests of the previous occupant of the bed- Hariom Sharma, the complaint said.
Hospital didn't have an entry with his name
Brajesh's family was unable to find him as the hospital didn't have an entry with his name, it said, adding the error was detected by the time his treatment started in the previous patient's name. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus deaths recorded in the district on Sunday was 19 and the crematorium of the exhibition ground conducted 17 cremations according to the COVID-19 protocol.
Strict COVID-19 protocol being followed while cremating the dead
"Sixteen of those cremated yesterday (Sunday) arrived from hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. The 17th cremation was of a person who was being treated at home and had COVID-19-like symptoms," said Vishnu Kumar Bunty, whose NGO is contributing to making cremation arrangements. Even in a slight chance for it to be the body of a COVID-19 victim, we strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol, he said.
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