Allegations raised against Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispecialty Hospital
Allegations have been raised against Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispecialty Hospital, Rajabari, Demow for not registering a COVID-19 patient in hospital records after
SIVASAGAR: Allegations have been raised against Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispecialty Hospital, Rajabari, Demow for not registering a COVID-19 patient in hospital records after being declared 'brought dead' by the hospital authority. The incident took place at the Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispecialty Hospital, Rajabari, Demow which has been awarded for its exemplary performance under the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) during the 75th Independence Day celebration at Boarding Field, Sivasagar.
The incident came to light when Jummy Majidullah of AT Road, near ASTC Bus Stand, Sivasagar approached the district administration, Sivasagar seeking justice as she had been repeatedly denied by the hospital authority of Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispecialty Hospital to provide documents of hospitalization of her deceased husband. Jummy Majidullah's husband Mohammed Ikram had tested COVID-19 positive on May 12, 2021.
"As my husband Mohammed Ikram's condition became critical in the evening of May 12, 2021 after being detected COVID-19 positive, we had a telephonic discussion with the authority of Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispecialty Hospital, Rajabari to get him admitted there. The hospital authority advised us to take him to the hospital. The hospital authority informed that they did not have any ambulance to bring him to the hospital, So, I, along with my son and nephew, took him in a hired ambulance to the hospital. On reaching the hospital at around 8:30pm, the security personnel of the hospital advised to take my husband to the COVID Care Centre of the hospital, where Dr. Shyam and three other doctors of the hospital in PPE kits checked my husband in the ambulance. After checking him, Dr. Shyam declared him dead. To our dismay, they didn't get his name registered in the Register Book of the hospital. Rather, they asked us to take the body back for burial," alleged Jummy Majidullah, and added that they then approached the Circle Officer of Sivasagar Revenue Circle, who is also the Executive Officer of Sivasagar Municipal Board, and requested for the deceased's burial as per COVID protocol, to which the Circle Officer provided them 5 PPE kits for his burial.
"Since my son needs a hospitalization proof for his University and for other purposes, we repeatedly went to the hospital requesting to issue a document as hospitalization proof. But the hospital authority refused to provide us any documentary proof of his hospitalization saying that although my husband was brought to the hospital on May 12, 2021, there is no record in the hospital," alleged Jummy Majidullah. She also alleged that there might be many such cases in the hospital.
The issue has been brought notice to the district administration of Sivasagar, and accordingly Bitupan Neog, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Health), Sivasagar asked the Chief Executive Officer of Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispecialty Hospital, Rajabari to investigate the matter and submit details of the incident. Meanwhile, the incident has raised serious concern among the citizens of Sivasagar.