Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, May 1: In a serious allegation, Mangaluru City Corporation opposition party leader A C Vinayaraj on Saturday May 1 alleged that the authorities in Wenlock district hospital are asking the family members of Covid-19 patients to stay and look after the patient.
He said that the issue came light when he visited the hospital following a complaint. “A woman who was looking after her parents has complained that she was made to look after her parents who were infected by the Covid-19 in the hospital. The district administration should take this issue very seriously. Why MP Nalin Kumar Kateel or MLA D Vedavyasa Kamath have not inspected the situation by going into the hospital? Are they escaping from their responsibility?
“On Friday April 30, a 74-year-old woman was admitted to Covid block in 'B' ward of Wenlock hospital. Then the duty doctor had asked her daughter-in-law to assist the Covid patient. Who is responsible if the woman's daughter-in-law infected by the virus? The hospital authority never allowed her daughter-in-law to come out of the hospital which is against the law. As per information, there were 6 Covid-19 patients in the ward and even they were looked after by their family members. The Congress party demands proper action against those who have violated the law. BJP has failed in controlling the Covid-19 situation and providing treatment for the patients.
“How the Covid chain can be broken when non-infected people are looking after the Covid-19 patients?” he questioned.