Jagmohan Garg News highlighst Non-availability of Ventilator Bed in 4 Government Hospitals in New Delhi.
A newborn girl at the Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital (JPCH) in Northeast Delhi died due to lack of oxygen supply at 4 am on Thursday as the hospital had no ventilator facility. When the family was informed by JPCH that they had no ventilator facility, they approached three other government hospitals to admit the baby. However, these hospitals, too, refused admission citing no critical care beds. These three government hospitals are Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, Chacha Nehru Baal Chikitsalaya and Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) hospital, informed the baby’s grandfather.
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When the family was informed by JPCH that they had no ventilator facility, they approached three other government hospitals to admit the baby.
The baby was born in Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital on Wednesday at 1.45 pm.
According to reports, the baby was born in Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital on Wednesday at 1.45 pm. She was diagnosed with birth asphyxia that caused breathing issues and low heart rate. A reference of the hospitals LNJP, GTB, and Chacha Nehru Hospital in written form was given by one of the JPCH doctors to the family. But the family informed that even these hospitals refused to admit the baby.
The baby’s grandfather told Deccan Chronicle the LNJP emergency ward and GTB said that they were full and had no beds. He was kept waiting for two hours at the Chacha Nehru Hospital and later was asked to leave. However, GTB hospital denied any such incident.
The family even made calls to the anti-corruption helpline number. The family was informed that their complaint is being processed and being looked into. However, no help was provided from there too.