Bengaluru, July 5
The metropolis civic physique chief has apologised to the household of a deceased 65-year-old COVID-19 sufferer, whose physique was reportedly left unattended for 3 hours on the roadside right here whereas they waited for an ambulance.
B H Anil Kumar, Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike B H personally met the household of the sufferer at Gavipuram on Saturday, apologised to them and stated BBMP staff ought to have dealt with the state of affairs in a greater method.
The household stated the person developed respiratory issues on July three night, they usually known as for an ambulance.
With his situation worsening and no signal of the ambulance, he got here out of the home and flagged an autorickshaw to take him to a hospital, however collapsed simply as he was about to get in, they stated.
The ambulance arrived three hours later and took the physique, they stated.
“Met the household of the Covid sufferer in Gavipuram who was left unattended on the roadside.
Offered an unconditional apology with folded fingers on behalf of the BBMP as our employees might have dealt with the state of affairs in a greater method,” Kumar tweeted.
He appealed to the general public to not stigmatise COVID-19 sufferers and their households.
Recently, a video purportedly exhibiting well being staff burying inappropriately some our bodies of COVID-19 victims in a big pit in Ballari district had surfaced, triggering outrage on social media, following which they had been suspended.
The authorities then instructed well being staff to observe the protocol for disposal of our bodies. PTI