Month before wedding, Bengaluru techie dies without getting ventilator | Bengaluru News – Times of India
Doctors said Sagar AG had pneumonia and needed an ICU bed
BENGALURU: Had he been alive, he would have been happily married next month. For nearly a week, the software professional’s kin ran from pillar to post to find a ventilator, but lost him before they could get one.
Nagarabhavi resident Sagar AG, 28, was excited about getting married in June and wanted to keep it a low-key affair with minimal attendance. But the joyous occasion at his home turned tragic in 15 days after Sagar died of Covid-19 complications.
When he fell ill on April 12, Sagar gave his reports to a private laboratory and tested negative. But two days later, he had fever and cold. Sagar met his doctor and was told to get himself tested again. This time he tested positive and five days later, BBMP officials called him up to check his health status and suggested home isolation.
But his condition worsened and he complained of fatigue and dysentery. “We took him to a nearby hospital and got a CT scan done. Doctors said he was suffering from pneumonia and asked us to immediately shift him to the ICU,” said his younger brother Akshay AG. After several attempts and calls to at least 30 hospitals from April 21, Sagar’s family members were yet to get an ICU bed and ventilator even as his health deteriorated.
His friends appealed for help on social media and visited several hospitals to save Sagar. They said in each hospital they saw at least four patients in the waiting list for a ventilator. He succumbed to the virus on April 27.