TVM Collector slams hospitals for delaying test of deceased COVID-19 patient
Thiruvananthapuram: District Collector Navjot Khosa criticized the hospitals over delay in carrying out COVID-19 test for Vanchiyoor native who succumbed to the virus.
Addressing the media here on Wednesday, the district Collector clarified that the Government General Hospital and Medical College committed serious lapses and noted that she is not satisfied with the hospital’s report on the COVID-19 patient.
The collector handed over the report regarding this to the health secretary.
It was reported that the COVID-19 test of the deceased Vanchiyoor native was delayed. Following this, the district Collector has sought a report from the hospitals. After receiving the reports, the district Collector stated that she is not satisfied with it.
Ramesan, the Vanchiyoor native was an asthma patient. Hence, he was not taken for COVID-19 test, says the reports of the hospitals. But the district Collector observed that it was not a justification for delaying the test.
As per the COVID-19 protocol, the test should be done for each patient who suffers from breathing problems. But the hospitals did not follow this rule.
The district Collector examined that the hospitals committed a serious lapse. She also told the media that the opinion of health experts will be sought in the issue.
The two people who committed suicide at the isolation ward in Medical College had serious withdrawal symptoms. Hence, the hospitals were unable to control them. The district Collector pointed out from the report from the hospital. She noted that there were no lapses in the part of the medical college regarding the two incidents.