COVID patient at Patiala's Rajindra Hospital alleges negligence, asks for help on social media

Patient claims doctor only visits once in four days

COVID patient at Patiala's Rajindra Hospital alleges negligence, asks for help on social media

Government Rajindra Hospital is once again under scrutiny for lack of patient-care at its COVID-19 isolation ward.

Karam Prakash
Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 6

Government Rajindra Hospital is once again under scrutiny for lack of patient-care at its COVID-19 isolation ward. A coronavirus patient at the hospital used social media to express his helplessness and anger after no one attended his distress call on Wednesday night.

Talking to Tribune, the patient said, "The entire night I kept screaming for help, but nobody came to attend me. Finally, I had to break the glass of the door to raise an alarm for help. Then an attendant came for help."

The patient, Davinder Preet Singh, said that his health had continuously been deteriorating, however, the doctor came only once in four days.

He further said that he could not walk down to the washroom as it was 100 meters away. "My bed has not been changed for long. I can't go to the washroom without help."

Finally, he said that he wanted to move out of the Rajindra Hospital and get treated at a private hospital.

Notably, a few days ago, a relative of a patient, who died at Rajindra Hospital, had also alleged negligence by the hospital authorities.

Dr. Paras Pandove, Medical Superintendent, said, “At present, the said patient is being looked after and most likely will be shifted to HDU for the enhanced supply of oxygen.”

Dr. Harjinder Singh, Principal, Government Medical College, said, “My team has already attended the said patient. His bed will also be shifted near to the washroom. We are doing our best to take care of the patients.”

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