Woman says LNJP denied entry to COVID-19 positive father, who later died
A woman alleged that the city’s largest COVID-dedicated hospital, Lok Nayak, denied entry to her coronavirus-positive father, claiming that the administration told her that he was “brought dead”
A woman on Thursday alleged that the city's largest Covid-dedicated hospital, Lok Nayak, denied entry to her coronavirus-positive father, claiming that the administration told her that he was "brought dead".
In a series of tweets, Amarpreet alleged that her father, Lakh Jeet Singh, was Covid-positive and he needed to be shifted to the hospital.
"My dad is having high fever. We need to shift him to (the) hospital. I am standing outside LNJP (Lok Nayak Hospital) Delhi and they are not taking him in. He is having corona, high fever and breathing problem. He won't survive without help. Pls help," she tweeted at 8.21 am on Thursday.
However, at 9.08 am she said her father is no more. "The government failed us."
The hospital, when contacted, said the patient was brought dead in casualty.
In the 'Casualty Card' of the 68-year-old man, created at 7.37 a.m., it was mentioned that the patient was home-quarantined from Ganga Ram Hospital.
It also said his sample was taken on May 31 and the report came positive on June 1 at the Ganga Ram Hospital.
"The patient was brought in casualty in an unconscious state... Patient was declared brought dead," the card said.
It also said the ECG of the patient was "flat line" and the "pupil dilated".
The card further said the "body to be packed and sent to mortuary".
The hospital also shared the Death Certificate of the patient, which says he passed away on June 4 at 7.37 am
On June 2, Amarpreet tweeted that her father is corona-positive and in Delhi, "no helpline is responding... Immediate support is needed."
In another tweet, she thanked AAP MLA Dilip Pandey for help.
"I am extremely thankful to Dilip Pandey and others for immediate attention and support. We are proceeding on next steps as advised by doctors."
So far, Delhi has reported 23,645 covid cases with 606 deaths.