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Desperate relatives dial 100 to locate missing Covid19 patient admitted to Civil Hospital

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The Civil Hospital in the city that is one of the Covid19 treatment centres continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. On Friday, the relatives of a patient had to call the police for help to locate the patient who had been admitted in the hospital. Jayshreeben, the daughter of a Covid19 patient from Raikhad said that last week her father had been admitted to the Civil Hospital after he complained of breathlessness.

The next day when her brother went to give a phone to his father, the hospital authorities said that the patient had been shifted to the SVP hospital but the patient was again not reported to be there. The family complained that they have been oscillating between Civil Hospital and SVP hospital to locate their ill father.

Tired of the bureaucracy and unable to locate their father, they finally dialed 100 and sought the police’s help. Finally the patient was found in the Covdi19 ward of Civil Hospital and was on ventilator.

Hospital authorities when contacted said that the hospital was seeing a surge in Covid19 patients and that the confusion could be a result of it. Earlier in a similar case, a relative was informed of a Covid19 patients’ death, a week after the incident.