COVID-19 patient's family creates ruckus at hospital over bed shortage
Angry about not getting a bed, family members of a COVID-19 patient allegedly created a ruckus and abused the staff of a private hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, an official said on Tuesday. According to eye-witnesses, the incident occurred at Greater Kailash Hospital near the Palasia police station of the city on Monday night. Here's more.
They also vandalized some COVID-19 safety equipment
"Our staff informed the patient's family that we cannot admit him at the moment because all beds were full," hospital director Anil Bandi said. Following this, the patient's family started a dispute with the staff. They vandalized some COVID-19 safety equipment placed on the premises, Bandi mentioned. The hospital has reserved 90 beds for COVID-19 patients, he said.
No FIR has been lodged by hospital management
In the absence of a bed, the patient's family created a ruckus at the hospital. No FIR has been lodged by the hospital management at present, Palasia police station, in-charge Sanjay Bais said, adding that people involved in the incident have not been identified.
The district reported 1,552 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday
Meanwhile, according to the health bulletin of the district on Tuesday, 1,552 fresh cases of coronavirus and six casualties have been detected in the last 24 hours. With this, the district's tally of infections stood at 80,986, including 1,011 fatalities. The numbers of COVID-19 containment zones increased to 22 in Indore on Monday.
18 percent of tested samples returning COVID-19 positive
The Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. BS Setya told ANI, "If we look at the percentage of the last one week, then about 18 percent of the tested samples are coming COVID-19 positive," as reported by Hindustan Times. The number of beds is being increased in hospitals, about six thousand beds are available out of which about 80 percent are full, he said.