The instances of Covid fatalities due to alleged negligence have laid bare the gaping holes in Kerala’s healthcare system.
A slew of recent incidents in which Covid patients died because of lapses at MCHs bare the inadequacies glossed over by health dept and stress undergone by medical staff in never-ending battle
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said if deaths are tracked in these states and UTs across weeks then a different picture emerges.
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The states/UTs where the Covid-19 deaths are high include Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, West Bengal, UP, Punjab, AP, and Jammu & Kashmir.
These districts include Kamrup Metro, Patna, Ranchi, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, Ganjam, Lucknow, 24 Paraganas North, Hooghly, Howrah, Kolkata, Maldah, and Delhi.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has two designated places where bodies of COVID-19 patients are consigned to flames.
The leaked information revealed that the government's own records appear to show almost 42,000 people died with coronavirus symptoms up to July 20, versus 14,405 reported by its Health Ministry.
Mohol said he raised the issue during his meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday, when the latter was in the city to take stock of the coronavirus situation.
Kerala reported four more Covid-19 deaths on Monday, adding to the 11 deaths on Sunday.
As per the numbers released by the government officials on Saturday, the state had 59 Covid-19 related deaths. It remains to be seen if these five deaths will be added to the official tally.
The deaths were reported from Kasargod, Kozhikode and Kollam districts
With 48 deaths of its personnel, including three officers, the Mumbai police accounts for the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state.
A 28-year-old typhoid patient died on a trolley after he was refused admission by two other hospitals, while an elderly woman succumbed inside a car in which she was taken to the KMCH.
Doctors believe this position helps in improving the oxygen flow in critical patients, making them less likely to be intubated or require ventilator support.
Kejriwal said the eligibility for being a plasma donor is 'very strict', and hoped that with this bank the number of COVID-19 deaths will decrease in the national capital.