Patients in fields, IV bottles hang from trees in Madhya Pradesh; Health officer to take action

The agricultural fields look like hospital beds and trees have become glucose bottle stands

Patients in fields, IV bottles hang from trees in Madhya Pradesh; Health officer to take action

Photo for representation only. — File photo

Malwa, May 6

In a shocking sight from Madhya Pradesh, patients in its Agar Malwa district were seen being treated in fields with IV fluid bottles dangling from tree branches.

The increasing number of COVID-19 patients in the district has put a lot of pressure on the health care system. Hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and no beds are available. In such a situation, doctors are forced to treat patients wherever they get space. 

While the corona epidemic wreaks havoc, a large number of patients in the rural areas are suffering from common cold, cough but are not getting tested for COVID-19. They are not even ready to go to the district headquarters for treatment. In such a situation, doctors and quacks working in rural areas have found novel ways to treat patients and earn whatever they could. 

In the rural areas of Agar Malwa district, patients are being treated in fields with glucose bottles hanging from tree branches, in complete disregard of medical rules. The agricultural fields look like hospital beds and trees have become glucose bottle stands. 

Health Officer Manish Kuril says that the action will be taken against doctors who are treating the patients like this. 

Tweeting a video of patients being treated in fields, Congress spokesperson Syed Jaffer said: "Agar Malwa is a district which has been under the charge of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for a long time. Now look at the pictures, what has he done for this district? Life is hanging through the tree. How bad can it get? The condition has deteriorated so much in 16 years. Now it is time for your government to hang up. Believe me."  — IANS 

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