Written bySiddhant Pandey
The video went viral on social media after his death on Monday, putting the UP administration under the scanner.
The Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP has, however, claimed that there are adequate facilities for COVID-19 patients at state-run hospitals.
In the 52-second video, the patient can be seen with blood on his vest, struggling to breathe as he complains about the arrangements at the COVID ward of the Jhansi Medical College and Hospital.
He alleged negligence at the hospital and requested to be shifted to another facility.
The video, shot by the patient himself, also shows other patients lying on beds around him.
This video was shot by Mr Sanjay Tera just before he died showing the Jhansi Medical Situation where he requested them for better treatment but was ignored and irresponsibly staff couldn't help him.— Narendra Rajpal (@NarendraRajpal3) July 28, 2020
How is your Model Mr @myogiadityanath @CMOfficeUP .
This is heartbreaking😷 pic.twitter.com/St98qcRjlQ
According to NDTV, the patient died on Monday, the same day the video was filmed, however, the time gap between the two events remains unclear.
GK Nigam, Jhansi's Chief Medical Officer, told reporters on Monday evening, "His wife and daughter are also COVID-positive and are admitted to another L1 facility in Jhansi. They have no symptoms."
However, he didn't address the allegations of negligence.
On Saturday, a 57-year-old coronavirus patient was caught on camera walking out of a state-run Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital in Prayagraj 24 hours after being admitted to the facility.
He was found dead in the bushes 500 meters away from the hospital on Sunday evening.
An audio clip was released by the family, where the man was apparently heard raising complaints about the hospital.
As of Monday, Uttar Pradesh had reported a total of 70,493 infections, the sixth-highest for any state in India.
On Monday, the state had registered 3,505 fresh cases, the highest spike in a single-day so far, while 30 more fatalities took the death toll to 1,456.
There are 26,204 active cases in the state while 42,833 patients have recovered.
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