Kalaburagi: A private hospital in Kalaburagi has been shut down following the orders of deputy commissioner B Sharath after the District Administration found the hospital to have treated a covid-19 positive patient before referring to ESIC hospital there.
Treatment for persons tested with Covid-19 positive is given at the ESIC hospital and the hospital is also charged with hiding the treatment details of the patient without bringing it to the notice of the District Administration.
The DCP also said that it has come to his notice that Star Hospital had treated a patient for Covid-19 and later the patient was referred to ESIC Hospital for treatment.
Besides, the hospital has not maintained proper records of the patient nor had furnished the details of the medical history to the officials concerned when queried upon.
Suspecting that many such hospitals are treating Covid-19 symptoms patients without informing the District Administration, the DCP said “It has come to the notice of the District Administration that some hospitals in the city have been treating persons with Covid-19 symptoms on their own and have not brought details of the treatment of the persons to the notice of District Administration. Later when the situation demands medical emergencies such cases have been referred to EISC Hospital and Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences.”
“At a time, when a medical emergency has been declared, the hospital staff showed negligence without answering to the queries of the officials concerned and hence stringent action has been initiated against the hospital,” stated the DC.
In another case, Sharath said the personnel of Bahamani Hospital in Kalaburagi city have been subjected to quarantine and the hospital has been sealed.
Sources said that a patient aged around 65 year was treated at the hospital before he was shifted to ESIC Hospital in Kalaburagi and he died of Corona positive, unable to respond to the treatment.
On the death of a 65-year old person which was the second Corona death in the city, Sharath said that the person was also suffering from acute respiratory illness.
Another woman aged around 72 years and a resident of Kalaburagi city has also been tested positive for Covid-19....