Patient, 45, dies while being shifted to hospital's COVID-19 isolation ward in Maharashtra’s Malegaon; kin vandalise facility

A critically-ill patient died while being shifted to an isolation ward in the General Hospital at Malegaon, following which his relatives allegedly vandalised the hospital property

Press Trust of India April 20, 2020 08:07:04 IST
Patient, 45, dies while being shifted to hospital's COVID-19 isolation ward in Maharashtra’s Malegaon; kin vandalise facility

Nashik: A critically-ill patient died while being shifted to an isolation ward in the General Hospital at Malegaon in the district on Sunday, following which his relatives allegedly vandalised the hospital property, police said.

Patient 45 dies while being shifted to hospitals COVID19 isolation ward in Maharashtras Malegaon kin vandalise facility

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According to police, a 45-year-old patient, who was suffering from respiratory problems, was brought to the hospital by his relatives in a critical condition on Sunday afternoon.

"The treatment of the patient began in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital immediately. However, due to the symptoms of COVID-19, the medical staff decided to shift him to an isolation ward. But he died during the process," a police official said.

After learning about the patient's death, his relatives created ruckus at the hospital and vandalized its furniture and other property, police said.

Following the incident, the hospital staff launched an agitation. Malegaon Deputy Superintendent of Police Ratnakar Navale rushed to the hospital and assured the staff that additional security will be provided to them, after which they called off the protest.

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