Mangaluru: Former MLC Ivan exposes irregularities in Covid-19 treatment in district

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By John V Tauro
Bellevision Media Network

Mangaluru, 17 Jul 2020: The Karnataka former MLC and chief whip of legislative council in a WhatsApp video at the backdrop of Covid-19, here on Friday July 17, alleged that district Covid beds in Wenlock Hospital is already full and there is shortage of ventilators.



Meanwhile, D’Souza urged DK Deputy Commissioner and district in charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary to issue notification regarding treatment of Covid positive cases, which are the social security cards such as BPAPL/Aadhaar are required for free treatment in state run hospitals and private medical college hospitals.


The health minister who visited a private medical college hospital here on Thursday July 16 was shocked to know that they have not reserved 2,500 beds to treat Covid cases in any of private hospitals as claimed by the district administration and district in charge minister, said D’Souza.


He also said district Hospital has 270 Covid-beds; out of which 250 are occupied. If more patients in a few days come where would they be accommodated? Besides, the state run hospital has just 30 ventilators and shortage of more numbers as Covid cases spiking in the district, added D’Souza.


Meanwhile, Congress party being the opposition party will not sit idle over the handling of Covid-19 in district and stage sit-in in front of Wenlock Hospital demanding district administration to assign help desk at private medical college hospitals to direct Covid cases for treatment, emphasized D’Souza.


He also alleged corruption in releasing dead bodies of Covid as each one staff involved from morgue till the cremation were demanding bribes at district hospital that has no proper PPEs, face masks and other safety gears.


The private hospitals are charging anything from Rs 15,000 to Rs 2 lac to treat Covid cases. Where will the poor patient go to avail Covid treatment? Questioned D’Souza.


The ration shops in city only disburse rice to BPL card holders and not pulses and wheat that was assured by PM Modi under Grameen Kalyan Yojana even to migrants without any cards for 5 months, added D’Souza.



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