Son of COVID-19 positive patient is all praises for BMC

Son of COVID-19 positive patient is all praises for BMC

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected Maharashtra the worst in India with 41 patients tested positive so far in the state. Out of these, seven patients are from Mumbai and are being treated at the Kasturba Hospital. Appreciating the efforts made by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Kasturba Hospital, one of the COVID-19 patient's son took Twitter to express his gratitude.

The user named Pratik Mody said,

"My family and I want to truly thank Kasturba Docs and staff for taking excellent care of my father. He is doing well. It is unfortunate that few are spreading rumours. The staff is courteous and helpful despite pressures. The place is clean and hygienic. Visitors need to help too."

 This comes in the wake of several people questioning the quality of treatment and the sanitation in and around Kasturba Hospital. Reportedly, some of the patients even fled quarantine, owing to the allegedly unhygienic conditions at Kasturba Hospital.

On Tuesday, March 10, six travellers who had arrived from Dubai were admitted to civic-run Kasturba Hospital in Chinchpokli for quarantine. The travellers have been complaining about the irregularities and poor quality of food. Some of them even order food from nearby restaurants as they are not satisfied with the food that is provided by the hospital authorities. 

One of the patients stated that he was admitted in the hospital at 2:00 pm but wasn't served anything until 10:30 pm.

On Monday, Navi Mumbai Police issued a list of people who returned from Dubai, which is one of the countries affected by the pandemic and failed to report to the hospital for quarantine. The police are now on a lookout for these people. The people were part of a large group and allegedly did not follow the rule of quarantine.

All international travellers have been directed by the government to be in quarantine for 14 days once they return to India.

Mody further added,

"I further want to mention that the wardboys and nurses and staff have been very helpful and tending to all our needs and requests. Very glad to see this in a government hospital."

The total number of cases in the state has gone up to 41 and Maharashtra still is the Indian state with most number of novel coronavirus cases. 

Meanwhile, the state also recorded the first death in Maharashtra on Tuesday morning. On March 17, 2020, it was reported that a 65-year-old patient died due to Coronavirus, at Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital.

Identified as a businessman, the patient had returned from Dubai, and was earlier admitted at Hinduja Hospital and later shifted to Kasturba upon testing positive.

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