Hospital didn't admit wife for over three hours, claims MLA
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An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has claimed that his wife who tested positive for coronavirus, was not admitted to an Agra hospital for over three hours, with officials citing non-availability of a bed. Upset over this, Firozabad's Jasrana MLA Ramgopal Lodhi made a video over the issue and posted it on social media. Here are more details.
His wife was given a bed at the hospital following the district magistrate's intervention, the MLA claimed. Lodhi, however, alleged that his wife was not given medicine and water on time. The MLA's video had surfaced on social media on May 8 when his wife was referred to SN Medical College, Agra.
"What would happen to a common man when an MLA's wife cannot be given proper care," Lodhi said in the video, alleging that his wife had to lie on the floor and was not admitted to the hospital for over three hours. Lodhi had also tested positive for coronavirus and had returned home after recovering from the infection on May 7.
@BJP4India MLA from Jasrana Firozabad Pappu Lodhi express his ordeal in getting treatment for his wife at SN Medical College in Agra.— Deepak-Lavania (@dklavaniaTOI) May 9, 2021
MLA not able to get update on condition of his wife. "Not getting any food and water, she is bad condition there". @UPGovt @OfficeOfDMAgra pic.twitter.com/wssRbmNVJM
The MLA's wife was finally given admission to the COVID-19 ward at the medical college in Agra, but he has been unable to get an update on her health for three days. "Only God knows how my wife is. She has no access to food or water. I hope this never happens to a poor person," Ramgopal Lodhi said.