In Jalandhar, essential sufferers ‘dumped’ on street

Aparna Banerji

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 18

Four sufferers, together with two severely injured males, have been dumped on the roadside allegedly by ESI hospital staff close to Raen Basera right here final night time. The injured — a 70-year-old man with sores on his again and an 18-year-old boy with a fractured leg — have been unable to stroll on their very own.

Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori ordered an inquiry after Sant Cinema Market Welfare Society activists approached him.

‘Don’t know the way they ended up exterior’

The sufferers have been in hospital. We don’t know the way they ended up on roadside. At occasions, kinfolk take them out. We have 9 sufferers whose whereabouts are usually not recognized… We wrote to the DC, however bought no reply. Dr Loveleen Garg, MS, ESI hospital

The activists claimed they discovered the 2 sufferers in a pitiable situation with each males having catheters with out drainage bag. Writhing in ache, the 2 have been mendacity at a spot strewn with rubbish. They have been unable to maneuver, and the bandages on their our bodies have been dirty, they mentioned. The aged man named Gora who had known as for assist, thereby alerting the society members, mentioned he together with three different males had been left on the spot in an auto.

Lalit Mehta, society president, mentioned: “We heard the elderly man screaming. He told us he had been admitted to ESI Hospital after his pelvic bone was injured in an accident. But last night he and three other patients were left near Raen Basera by the hospital staff. The 18-year-old lying next to him had been hit by a vehicle four days ago.”

Despite a search, the opposite two sufferers couldn’t be situated, added Mehta.

Jalandhar Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Kaur Chawla mentioned, “I haven’t received the complaint yet, but will take it up with the ESI Hospital Medical Superintendent.”

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