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Delhi hospitals rejecting patients despite available beds: Cong

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New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Delhi Congress has alleged that the “Delhi Corona” app is a betrayal and hospitals are not admitting patients despite it showing availability of beds.

Addressing the media via video link, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Anil Kumar said the “Delhi Corona” app had turned out to be a non-starter as despite availability of beds in hospitals, earmarked exclusively for Covid-19 patients, they were not admitting coronavirus cases.

Kejriwal had claimed the bed’s status in those hospitals would be updated on app twice a day — at 10 a.m, and 6 p.m, but that was not helping Covid-19 patients, he added.

He said Delhi was now third in the number of Covid-19 patients with 23,645 cases and 606 deaths as on June 3. In the last one week alone, there had been 35 per cent rise in Covid-19 patients in Delhi, he added.

Citing one Amarpreet’s case, Kumar said she had been tweeting since 8 a.m. on Thursday, seeking help from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others in the government for getting her corona-patient father admitted to a hospital.

“Amarpreet said she was standing outside the LNJP Hospital, but it refused to admit him, though the Delhi Corona App was showing availability of more than 1,100 beds,” Kumar said.

Her father died without getting proper treatment, he added.

The Congress leader said when he himself visited Max Hospital, Patparganj, at night in a bid to help one Shankar Mehrolia’s unwell aunt get admitted, the hospital refused to entertain the patient saying all beds were occupied. At the same time, the government app was showingd availability of 80 beds at the hospital, he added.



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