“Pathetic”: Karnataka MLA After Delay In Finding Bed For COVID-19 Patient

“Pathetic”: Karnataka MLA After Delay In Finding Bed For COVID-19 Patient


Karnataka has almost 20,000 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances (File)


A Karnataka Congress MLA lashed out on the BS Yediyurappa authorities on Saturday over the “pathetic” situation of hospitals and healthcare infrastructure within the state, after reportedly spending over 5 hours attempting to find a hospital mattress for a critically-ill COIVD-19 affected person.

In a collection of tweets posted at round 2.30 AM, Sowmya Reddy, the legislator from Jayanagara, questioned the state authorities and its dealing with of the disaster, together with asking why it had been “in denial about neighborhood transmission” of the virus.

“On the cellphone calling hospital after hospital. They do not reply/switched off, in the event that they do they are saying NO BEDS/with oxygen/ICU. Lastly capable of accommodate important affected person. Making an attempt since 9pm. So indignant. Pathetic state of our healthcare!” Sowmya Reddy’s first tweet learn.

A government-issued listing of COVID-19 hospitals was connected, together with a screenshot of a cell phone’s name history that confirmed cellphone calls made between 1.48 AM and a pair of.18 AM.

A livid Ms Reddy then tagged Chief Minister Yediyurappa, and his workplace, and requested why the BJP administration had didn’t scale up medical infrastructure over the previous three months.

“Why are folks dying ready for an ambulance? Why did not you collaborate with personal hospitals…? Why enormous lag/delay in getting COVID-19 check outcomes? Why have not personal labs been ramped up? Why wasn’t fast antigen methodology used?” ran the avalanche of questions posed by Ms Reddy.

“Have you learnt hospitals are denying therapy?” she additionally requested.

Karnataka has 19,710 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances up to now, of which 293 are deaths linked to the infectious virus. On Friday the state reported 1,694 new circumstances – its greatest single-day spike – with 994 of these detected in Bengaluru (city) alone.

The spike in circumstances has prompted the federal government to implement a full lockdown (on Sundays solely) beginning July 5. The choice was taken at a gathering known as by the Chief Minister final Sunday.

Different choices taken at that assembly included growing the variety of ambulances, sustaining a centralised mattress allocation system to facilitate hospitalisations and the momentary conversion of marriage ceremony halls and hostels to COVID-19 care amenities.

In reference to the latter determination, Ms Reddy today requested: “Why have not you used these amenities till now? Transformed marriage ceremony halls, stadiums, exhibition centres and so forth?”. She identified that this could have freed up the restricted variety of ICU (intensive care unit) beds for more significantly in poor health sufferers.

The Congress MLA additionally criticised the federal government for being “in denial for thus lengthy about neighborhood transmission”, one thing the centre has repeatedly denied, regardless of a number of states, together with Assam and Delhi, flagging considerations on this matter.

“It has been taking place for some time now. Individuals who have not stepped out of their homes have been getting it previous month. Why did not you do a sero survey? It might have helped us immensely!” she tweeted.

Ms Reddy completed her assault on the federal government with a warning, saying: “It is going to worsen! Time to behave!”

“I’m an MLA and that is my expertise. Think about plight of people that haven’t got connections or strings to drag. I hope the federal government will get their act collectively,” she stated.


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