Bengaluru: 88-year-old patient gets ambulance after 2 days | Bengaluru News – Times of India


The BBMP control room had told Narasaiah to be ready in two hours to be shifted to hospital

BENGALURU: Around 11am on Thursday, 88-year-old Narasaiah received a message that he had tested positive for Covid-19. The BBMP control room told him to be ready in two hours to be shifted to hospital. Narasaiah took BBMP at its word and waited. He got to hospital only on Saturday.
A resident of Kirloskar boundary near Mahalakshmi Layout, Narasaiah has hip and leg injuries. He was to be operated upon but before that, Covid tests were conducted. “We received a call on Thursday morning that the ambulance will come within two hours to shift him. It was already a shock that he had tested positive,” said his daughter-inlaw Sharadha Manjunath.
“It was made worse by the fact that the ambulance never turned up, despite calling the helpline several times.” On Friday night, the ambulance arrived and as Narasaiah was not in a state to get up, the ambulance staff returned, saying they would bring a stretcher.
“We informed our corporator M Shivaraj who called up the district health officer. On Saturday afternoon, they came home and shifted him to hospital,” she said. “We live in a 12×12 feet house. After he tested positive, we had to sleep outside as we were primary contacts. Even if someone wants to help us, nobody can,” said Sharadha, who has no news of Narasaiah since he was shifted.

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