COVID-19: Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispeciality Hospital Submits Report
On allegations leveled against the authority of Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispeciality Hospital, Rajabari, Demow
SIVASAGAR: On allegations leveled against the authority of Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispeciality Hospital, Rajabari, Demow, for not registering a COVID-19 patient in hospital records after being declared 'brought dead' by the hospital authority, Dr. Prakash Konoorkar, Chief Executive Officer, Swargadew Siu-ka-pha Multispeciality Hospital, Rajabari submitted its investigation report to the Sivasagar District Administration.
In its report, Dr. Prakash Konoorkar stated that after going through all the details they have found that no such patient was registered with them neither in OPD nor IPD as well as nothing in home isolation.
"Further enquired with duty staff and came to know that on May 12, 2021 at around 8:30pm to 9pm, one ambulance came with a patient. The driver of the ambulance approached our on-duty Medical Officer in COVID Care Centre, Siu-ka-pha Hospital and told the patient is COVID positive and may have expired because he has not found any pulse and asked our doctor to check and confirm. Our MO asked the patient's attendant to register his name at our counter and he examined the patient inside the ambulance and checked all the parameters of the patient. The doctor found that the patient had already expired. So, our MO left the ambulance and went for doffing so that he can complete further documentation part," the statement said.
Dr. Prakash Konoorkar further stated, "Once, the doctor came out after doffing, he observed that the ambulance with the body along with all the attendants already left the hospital premises without informing. When he made the enquiry to the reception regarding the registration details of that patient, he found that they have not done registration of the patient. Since no details of the patient was communicated to us at any point, we don't have any data of that patient in our database. Due to unavailability of any details with us it is not possible to trace that patient for issuing necessary documentation as per protocols of the MOHFW and intimate the same to IDSP."
This instance has raised a serious concern among the residents of Sivasagar for exhibiting such an irresponsible attitude by the hospital authority. Saurav Bhagawati, a concerned citizen and social worker of Sivasagar said that the hospital authority should have registered the patient. "It is very unfortunate that despite the government and district administration's efforts to check the surge in COVID-19 cases, the hospital authority didn't understand the gravity of the situation. As they came to know that the patient was a COVID-19 positive and left the hospital premises, they should have informed the local police and administration about the incident," said Bhagawati. "There might have been many such cases which went unregistered in the hospital," added Bhagawati.