Three COVID patients in rural Pune die due to unavailability of beds at hospitals


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Mrunal Jadhav

Pune, July 29, 2020: Three persons, including a 24-year-old youth from Kadamwakvasti Gram Panchayat, lost their lives on Monday (July 27) due to the non-availability of beds for the treatment of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In the last 36 hours, 12 patients have been found in Uruli Kanchan, Loni Kalbhor and Kadamwakvasti. As a result, the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in East Haveli taluka is on the rise again. On the other hand, most of the hospitals in Pune, including East Haveli, do not have enough beds for treatment, which has led to an increase in the number of critically ill patients.

The 24-year-old from Kadamwakvasti had COVID symptoms four days ago, and was initially treated at home. However, due to respiratory problems, his relatives took him to hospitals in Loni Kalbhor, Shewalewadi, Hadapsar, Uruli Kanchan and seven other hospitals in Pune for further treatment. However, they were told that beds were not available in all the seven hospitals. Finally, a bed was found in a hospital in Saswad three days ago.

Meanwhile, the patient’s condition worsened, and he eventually died. In another incident, a 75-year-old man from Uruli Kanchan was diagnosed with respiratory problems. But beds were not available anywhere in Pune city and East Haveli, and he also died.

A 65-year-old man from Naigaon died due to COVID-19. He was taken to a private hospital in Kunjirwadi for treatment. Due to a decrease in white blood cells, he was given saline for three days, and then he was discharged. As his health deteriorated, he was again admitted to Kunjirwadi Primary Health Centre. He was rushed to Vishwaraj Hospital in Kadamvakasti and later to Sassoon Hospital in Pune due to respiratory problems. He succumbed to illness during treatment.

The number of COVID cases has reached 75,400 in Pune district, and the majority of them are from Pune city and Pimpri Chinchwad areas. By the end of August, the cases are expected to cross two lakh.

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