COVID-19 affected person ‘thrashed’ inside Rajkot Civil Hospital

Ahmedabad, September 17 

A video has surfaced purportedly exhibiting a coronavirus affected person being thrashed by nursing employees and safety personnel contained in the Rajkot Civil Hospital in Gujarat.

As the video went viral on social media platforms, hospital authorities on Thursday claimed the affected person was “mentally disturbed” and was being restrained, and never thrashed, to keep away from inflicting accidents to himself or others within the medical facility.

In the video, shot round every week again, nursing employees in PPE equipment will be seen struggling to overpower the affected person mendacity on the ground. It was not identified who shot the video.

While one particular person in PPE equipment sits on the affected person, one other will be seen slapping and asking him to remain calm. A safety man additionally makes use of pressure to regulate the affected person.

“The employees was solely making an attempt to verify the affected person doesn’t damage himself or others. Though the nursing employees had requested him to behave, he didn’t take heed to them.

“He even tried to remove his clothes. Thus, the staff tried hard to restrain him and take him back to his bed,” mentioned hospital superintendent Dr Pankaj Buch. PTI 

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