Covid victim’s wife alleges sexual harassment, negligence at Bihar hospitals

In a video that has gone viral and triggered offended reactions on social media, a lady from Bhagalpur in Bihar has alleged that she was sexually harassed by the employees of a hospital in Bhagalpur whereas attempting to get remedy for her Covid-infected husband and mom.

The girl, whose husband succumbed to the virus, additionally alleged negligence on a part of the hospital authorities in Patna and Bhagalpur in offering correct remedy. She has additionally flagged black-marketing of oxygen cylinders in hospitals.

Sharing her ordeal, the girl mentioned she and her complete household, dwelling in Noida, had come to Bhagalpur to rejoice Holi, and determined to remain again because the Coronavirus instances started rising.

Early April, the girl mentioned, her husband fell sick and was examined for Covid-19, however his outcomes got here again unfavourable. Nonetheless, a chest CT confirmed an infection in his lungs, following which he was rushed to a non-public hospital at Bhagalpur. The girl’s mom was additionally admitted to the hospital with Covid.

On the Bhagalpur hospital, the girl claimed she was molested by an attendant. Chatting with reporters, she mentioned “I had requested the attendant to permit me to stick with my husband on the hospital, and he promised he would accomplish that. And, whereas I used to be speaking to my husband, the attendant snatched my dupatta and put his hand on my waist. I stored mum as each my husband and my mom had been admitted there.”

As her husband’s situation worsened, he was referred to a different hospital in Mayaganj space of Bhagalpur, the place too, the required remedy was not given, she alleged. Then the person was shifted to a non-public hospital in Patna, the place once more, she alleged utter negligence by the authorities. She mentioned that her husband was not supplied correct oxygen and care and 15 days later, he died.

She alleged that at Patna hospital, her husband was not supplied ingesting water in addition to the dirty mattress sheets weren’t modified by the employees. She added that the hospital authorities additionally pressured the family of the sufferers to buy oxygen cylinders in black as they had been intentionally short-supplying oxygen to promote cylinders in black.

Within the wake of the allegations, the Bhagalpur police has launched a probe into the incident and constituted a three-member group to hold out investigation, The Hindu reported.

India recorded 3,29,942 contemporary Covid-19 instances within the final 24 hours ending eight am Tuesday. The nation’s whole infections stand at over 2.29 crore. Out of those, over 37.15 lakh instances are lively whereas 1.90 crore folks have recovered after testing optimistic. Lively instances have declined for the primary time in 2 months. With 3,876 new deaths, the toll is now at over 2.49 lakh.

In accordance with the well being ministry, 13 states — Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh cumulatively account for 82.68 per cent of India’s whole lively instances.

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