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Hyderabad: A heart-wrenching selfie video of a younger COVID-19 patient complaining of negligence by a state-run hospital in Hyderabad and saying goodbye to his father has gone viral over social media.

“Though I told them that I can’t breathe, they removed the ventilator. I am fed up. It’s been three hours, daddy. It’s like my heart has stopped beating. Bye daddy bye. Bye everyone,” mentioned the person within the video.

According to the household of P. Ravi Kumar (34) he died quickly after he recorded the selfie video on June 26 at government-run Chest Hospital, the place he was admitted on June 24.

Ravi’s father P. Venkateshwarlu mentioned they shared the video in order that the world is aware of what’s taking place in hospitals. “No other family should go through this ordeal,” he mentioned.

The hospital authorities, nevertheless, denied that there was any negligence. They mentioned he died of cardiac problems.

They mentioned the patient was given medicines and placed on supplementary oxygen however he developed coronary heart associated problems.

Hospital Superintendent Dr Mahboob Khan clarified that the patient was not placed on a ventilator and therefore was incorrect to say that it was eliminated. According to him, Ravi Kumar was affected by a situation referred to as myocarditis.

Hospital superintendent mentioned this coronary heart associated complication is being noticed in some youthful sufferers contaminated by Coronavirus. Such sufferers die as a consequence of lack of oxygen provide to the center.

The deceased is survived by his spouse, a 12-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son.

After working in Saudi Arabia for 10 years, Ravi Kumar had returned dwelling two years in the past and has been residing along with his mother and father.

Venkateshwarlu mentioned his son began complaining of breathlessness on June 23. He took him from one hospital to a different however nobody admitted him. “We went to 11 hospitals but they refused to admit without a Coronavirus test,” he recalled.

The subsequent day he took Ravi to a non-public lab and gave a pattern for COVID-19 take a look at. The identical night time his situation began worsening and his father took him to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) however authorities there instructed him to go to Chest Hospital. He was lastly admitted to that hospital.

Venkateshwarlu was staying within the hospital premises. He mentioned his son despatched him a selfie video late on the night time of June 26. He watched this round 2.30 a.m. and went contained in the ward however by then his son had breathed his final.

The subsequent day hospital authorities handed over the physique to the household and so they carried out the final rites. The report, which got here later within the day, confirmed him to be COVID constructive. Authorities quarantined his members of the family and had been gathering details about 30 individuals who attended the funeral.



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