The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Friday stated that the allegation of negligence levelled in opposition to the administration primarily based on a viral video is unfaithful and baseless.
The civic physique confronted allegations relating to the dying of a senior citizen at Azadnagar Covid Care Heart in Ghatkopar in Mumbai, which a BJP MLA stated was induced resulting from negligence of the administration.
BMC officers stated: “The dying of the senior citizen is an unlucky incident and the company presents its condolences to the bereaved household.”
A video of an aged particular person mendacity immobile on a mattress laid out on the bottom had gone viral with the native BJP MLA from the realm, Ram Kadam, alleging that lack of seriousness with which BMC is working within the metropolis.
Ram Kadam stated: “Persons are dying due to sheer negligence of the BMC. If in a quarantine centre, no physician involves see aged sufferers, then how will they cease the pandemic? Senior residents in quarantine centres don’t get meals on time. They don’t see docs on time. I need to ask the BMC, the state authorities, are these quarantine centres or jails? When will the BMC and the state authorities get severe in regards to the state of affairs?”
In accordance with BMC officers, the whole concern started on June 21. The officers stated, “A Covid optimistic affected person from Shantabhuvan Chawl in Gangawadi space of Ghatkopar (West) died on June 21. One of many deceased’s neighbour too examined optimistic for coronavirus.
Contemplating the shut contact and customary lets and loos within the chawl, BMC officers had requested the three neighbouring households to remain within the isolation centre as a way to forestall the unfold of an infection.
Nevertheless, solely one of many three households agreed to the request, whereas the opposite two households opposed it.
The protest continued on June 22. With no cooperation regardless of repeated requests and explanations, the BMC administration was left with no possibility however to report the matter to the native police administration on June 23.
After the arrival of officers from Chiragnagar Police Station and a few social staff, the households agreed to come back to Covid Care Heart 1 (CCC 1) at Azadnagar. A complete of 11 individuals from the three households had been delivered to the isolation centre.”
In accordance with the BMC, “4 family members, [the viral video is of this family], reached the isolation centre — father, mom, brother and sister. They had been supplied with a 1BHK flat to remain in. They underwent a preliminary examination and confirmed no signs of coronavirus. The daddy, a senior citizen, had an oxygen degree of 97 per cent and didn’t have any signs like fever and many others. The household was being supplied with correct meals on the isolation centre.”
“The following day, that’s on June 24, in line with the BMC officers, the senior citizen father (aged roughly 72 years) stated that he was feeling weak. The administration instantly referred to as the personal physician appointed for the Covid Care Heart. Upon examination, the physician gave the senior citizen some medicines, which made him really feel higher. He was suggested to go to Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar for additional remedy and an ambulance was referred to as. Nevertheless, the household refused to go to the hospital. The senior citizen was supplied with ORS once more at 7 pm,” he stated.
The BMC officers additional stated that later within the night, they learnt that the involved senior citizen was caught within the let and the door was not opening. “The toilet door was then damaged and his unconscious physique was taken out. He was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital. Nevertheless, after being admitted on the hospital, he was declared useless at round 10.45 pm,” he stated.
The official stated that the household then burst out at hospital officers and requested why swab take a look at was not carried out proper on June 21. Responding to them, the BMC officers stated that the actions as per the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) pointers in line with which symptomatic shut contacts are to be examined between 5 to 10 days of coming involved with the optimistic affected person.
“In accordance with the rules, the senior citizen might have solely been examined after at the least 5 days from the dying of the earlier affected person, provided that he was symptomatic. Regardless of the reason, the household’s anger endured and so they demanded a autopsy. Being attentive to the state of affairs, the hospital administration took a swab pattern of the deceased senior citizen and despatched it for testing, whereas the physique was stored within the morgue. As per the report obtained today [June 26], it has been concluded that the senior citizen was Covid optimistic,” stated BMC officers.