He was waiting in the ambulance while people were trying to get him admitted into a hospital.
He was very ill and was having trouble breathing.
He was begging hospitals to save his life.
They went to 3 private hospitals to get him admitted but they all asked for the COVID-19 report.
He had been tested but the reports hadn’t arrive yet.
The hospitals are ordered to admit a patient without the result but the rules are not being adhered to.
The three hospitals that denied him admission were Rajashekhar Hospital in JP Nagar, BGS Global Hospital and Sagar Hospital.
Finally, Sagar Hospital admitted him on June 25th but his family sat in protest on the footpath outside the Dayananda Sagar campus.
His family had decided to do this to show him support and show the weak spots of the system.
He was placed on ventilator but had to be shifted to Banglore Medical College and Research Institute when his health deteriorated.
The hospitals said that he was discharged on July 9th because he wanted plasma therapy but the fact is that he passed away.
His brother in law was a doctor with Bengaluru Municipal Body and even in charge of allotting hospital beds but he was completely helpless when his own family was in the worse of situation.
He was a frontline Corona warrior as a doctor himself.
His name is Dr. Manjunath and worked in the State Health and Family Welfare Department.
In spite of being a doctor himself, he was turned away by the hospitals.
The issue is that the professional brotherhood among doctors was broken and they were even so insensitive about someone who was one of them.
Lost Brotherhood, Lost Humanity.
Disclaimer: Based on true events.
– Tanisha Agrawal