Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) In a shocking incident,a patient who was bitten by a rat while undergoing treatment in the ICU of a BMC hospital, passed away late on Wednesday.Shrinivas Yellappa, 24, was admitted for liver complications three days ago and was on ventilator in the ICU of the Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar.On Tuesday, his sister saw a bandage below his left eye and created a ruckus when informed that a rat was suspected to have nibbled the patient on the cheek.Later, doctors and civic authorities claimed that the rat-bite was not serious and would heal soon, but the patient's family was not convinced.Mayor Kishori Pednekar, who ordered a probe into the incident, suspected that since the ICU is on the ground floor, the rat may have sneaked in unnoticed when the door was opened by one of the staffers.Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Mumbai head Ruben Mascarenhas slammed the BMC for failing to protect patients from such happenings and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.AAP national spokesperson Preeti Sharma-Menon termed the death of the youth as "murder" on the part of the BMC and demanded that those found responsible besides the entire civic brass including the Mayor, BMC Commissioner, and others should be booked on charges of murder.Criticising the Mayor for her statement, Mascarenhas asked whether this is the "Mumbai Model" as hospitals are under attack by rats. The victim's family said despite their repeated pleas, the staff at the hospital refused to co-operate with them on the issue.Earlier this afternoon, BJP's Leader of Opposition in the Council, Pravin Darekar attacked the BMC for its failure to protect the patients while the AAP organised a symbolic "Undir Protest" (Rat Protest) in which its activists raised slogans against the BMC.--IANSqn/vd
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a patient undergoing treatment in the ICU of a BMC hospital was reportedly bit by a rat on his cheek, sparking off protests, here on Wednesday.The patient, Shrinivas Yellappa, 24, was admitted for liver complications three days ago and was on ventilator in the ICU of the Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar.Yesterday, (Tuesday), his sister saw a bandage below his left eye and created ruckus when informed that a rat was suspected to have nibbled the patient on the cheek.Later, doctors and civic authorities claimed that the rat-bite was not serious and would heal soon, but the patient's family was not convinced.Mayor Kishori Pednekar suspected that since the ICU is on the ground floor, the rat may have sneaked in unnoticed when the door was opened by one of the staffers.The Mumbai Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has slammed the BMC for failing to protect patients from such happenings and demanded a thorough probe into the matter.Criticising the Mayor for her statement, AAP Mumbai chief Ruben Mascarenhas asked whether this is the 'Mumbai Model' as hospitals are under attack by rats.Hoping to drive home the point, the AAP has organized an 'Undir Protest' (Rat Protest) in which its activists will dress up like rats and present mouse-traps to the BMC, this afternoon.--IANSqn/skp/
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved two home-based Rapid Antigen Test kits, to be used only in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory confirmed positive cases.Accordingly, the ICMR has approved CoviSelf, manufactured by Mylab Discovery Solutions Ltd, Pune, and the PanBio COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device, devloped by Chicago-based Abbott Rapid Diagnostics. The latter's provisional approval has been accorded till July 5, 2021."Indiscriminate testing is not advised. Home testing should be conducted as per the procedure described by the manufacturer in the user manual. Home testing by RAT is advised only in symptomatic individuals and immediate contacts of laboratory confirmed positive cases," the ICMR said.All positive individuals are advised to follow home isolation and care as per the ICMR and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) protocols.The symptomatic individuals who test negative by RAT should get themselves immediately tested by RTPCR. This is especially important as the RATs are likely to miss few positive cases presenting with a low viral load.All RAT negative symptomatic individuals may be treated as suspect COVID-19 cases and are advised to follow the ICMR/MoH&FW home isolation protocol while awaiting the RTPCR test result, it said.All results may be interpreted as per the protocols laid down by the manufacturer in the user manual . Manufacturer's instructions must be strictly followed for disposal of the test kit, swab and other materials.--IANSmiz/arm
Gurugram, July 9 (IANS) The district administration has asked people who tested Covid-19 positive in the rapid antigen test (RAT) to undergo RT-PCR test to ensure foolproof report for safety of himself, his family and the society.Gurugram District Magistrate Amit Khatri said, "In case of a positive report, symptomatic and asymptomatic infections generally appear as suspects. Some symptoms are even detected by doctors. Hence, a person who underwent RAT should undergo RT-PCR test also and should go for self-isolation until the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test report."Such persons should follow the Covid-19 guidelines, issued by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, while in home isolation to prevent spread of coronavirus, Khatri said.According to health officials, persons detected positive in RAT and with asymptomatic infection are suggested to undergo 17-day home isolation and share their daily health status with the department. The doctors check upon them in every 3 days and give medical advice. In case of improvement in health during the isolation period, the department discharge them.So far, 8,000 RAT have been conducted. Gurugram Civil Surgeon Virender Yadav said RAT was proving to be important tool for the contact tracing."We are doing 1,500 RAT a day and have decided to increase it to 3,000 plus in the next few days. Similarly, 500-600 RT-PCR tests are being conducted a day. The reports come in 24-48 hours. Just 15-30 minutes are being taken for RAT," Yadav said.Of the 6,467 Covid-19 cases in the district, 5,377 have been discharged from hospitals or home isolations. 987 cases are active, including 741 in home isolation and 246 in different hospitals.One Covid-19 patient died at a hospital during the day, taking the toll to 103. 151 fresh cases were also reported and 150 patients were discharged from hospital or home isolation.--IANSstr/pcj
आगरा के एसएन मेडिकल कॉलेज में एक 40 वर्षीय कैंसर रोगी के पैर के अंगूठे को चूहे ने कुतर दिया।
पीड़िता का नाम साक्षी खंडेलवाल है, जो पिछले चार दिनों से अस्पताल में भर्ती थी। मंगलवार को जब उसके पति ने उसका कंबल खींचा, तो उसका एक पैर खून से सना हुआ मिला। अंगूठे का एक हिस्सा गायब था।
पति इंद्र खंडेलवाल ने पत्रकारों को बताया, "उसकी पत्नी को कोरोनावायरस जांच रिपोर्ट में नेगेटव पाया गया, जिसके बाद भी कोई भी डॉक्टर मेरी पत्नी को देखने नहीं आया और न ही उसे कोई रेडियोथेरेपी दी गई।"
उन्होंने कहा, "पिछले चार दिनों से भर्ती करने के बाद, स्टाफर्स ने मेरी पत्नी को केवल ऑक्सीजन सपोर्ट पर रखा, क्योंकि उसे सांस लेने में कठिनाई हो रही थी। आज जब मैं अपनी पत्नी के पास गया तो देखा कि पत्नी के पैर के अंगूठे को चूहे ने कुतर दिया है। उसको अस्पताल द्वारा प्राथमिक उपचार भी नहीं दिया। मुझे इलाज के लिए बाहर जाना पड़ा।"
मंगलवार दोपहर को एक वीडियो वायरल हुआ, जिसमें एक महिला के पैर से खून बहता हुआ दिखाई दे रहा है। महिला की मदद करने के लिए उसका पति गुहार लगा रहा है।
बाद में साक्षी को खराब स्वास्थ्य के बावजूद अस्पताल से जबरन छुट्टी दे दी गई।
लोहा मंडी इलाके के रहने वाले खंडेलवाल ने कहा कि मरीज का इलाज करने के बदले उसे छुट्टी दे दी गई।
साक्षी को जून 2019 में कैंसर का पता चला था। वह न्यू आगरा इलाके में एक कैंसर विशेषज्ञ से इलाज करवा रही थी, लेकिन लॉकडाउन के कारण वहां इलाज के लिए नहीं जा सकी।
28 अप्रैल को जब उसकी तबीयत खराब हुई तो परिवार के लोग उसे एसएन मेडिकल कॉलेज ले गए।
जिला मजिस्ट्रेट प्रभु एन. सिंह ने कहा, "मैंने रोगी और उसके पति का वीडियो देखा है। मैं एसएन मेडिकल कॉलेज प्रशासन से इस बारे में पूछताछ कर रहा हूं। दोषियों के खिलाफ उचित कार्रवाई की जाएगी और मरीज को आवश्यक उपचार प्रदान किया जाएगा।"
मेडिकल कॉलेज प्रशासन की तरफ से इस बारे में अभी कोई बयान नहीं आया है। (एजेंसी)
Agra -The toe of a 40-year-old cancer patient, was nibbled off by a rat at the SN Medical College in Agra.
The patient, Sakshi Khandelwal had been in 'agonizing' pain since the past four days and on Tuesday, when her husband pulled off her blanket, he found her left foot in a pool of blood. Part of the toe missing.
Husband Indra Khandelwal, told reporters: "Her sample was collected for testing of Covid-19. The report was negative. No doctor came to attend to my wife and no radiotherapy was given to her.
"After four days of admission, staffers just provided oxygen support to my wife when she was having difficulty in breathing. When I found that her toe had been bitten off by rats, the hospital did not even provide first aid. I had to go out and buy a bandage and ointment."
A video showing bleeding foot of the woman, and her husband's desperate calls for help went viral on Tuesday afternoon.
Later, Sakshi, in spite of her poor health, was 'forcibly' discharged from the hospital.
The Khandelwals, who are residents of Loha Mandi area, said that the patient was discharged instead of being treated.
Sakshi was diagnosed with cancer in June 2019. She was getting treatment from a cancer specialist in New Agra area but the facility was closed due to the ongoing lockdown.
On April 28, when her health deteriorated, the family members took her to SN Medical College.
District Magistrate Prabhu N. Singh said, "I have seen the video of the patient and her husband. I am inquiring about it from the SN Medical College administration. Suitable action will be taken against the guilty and the patient will be provided required treatment."
The medical college administration remained unavailable for comment. (Agency)