Many households with novel coronavirus optimistic sufferers are spending anxious moments quarantined at house. Some share public washrooms with the complete group whereas others residing in small homes are by some means making an attempt to handle house isolation.
22-year-old Priyanka lives together with her household at Suhagam Singh Chawal, Gaon Devi at Vakola pipeline, Santacruz East. She misplaced her father, 55-year-old Babban Rai on Might 6. He labored as a cleaner at a Physician’s clinic in Santacruz West. He had a fever and was taken to Bhabha hospital by family members on Might 3. On Might 5, his samples returned optimistic for Covid-19 and he succumbed to the an infection on Might 6.
“We had been telling papa that he ought to get himself examined. A policeman had been to the clinic the place papa labored and he had examined optimistic. My father had a fever for a lot of days. We instructed him to go to a municipal hospital however he saved saying that the Physician at his clinic is giving him medication for fever and has instructed him that it’s only a viral. So he didn’t go. Then on Sunday his situation deteriorated so we took him to the hospital. However he handed away on Wednesday,” an inconsolable Priyanka instructed India At this time.
‘Stood in line day my father handed away’
Priyanka additionally make clear the process for relations of Covid-19 sufferers. She stated, “Even on the day papa handed away, we stood in line for assessments on the hospital for 3-Four hours. BMC docs at Bhabha instructed us that they don’t have area to quarantine us so they won’t verify us. They requested us to go to Kasturba or Nair hospital. However neither did they provide us an ambulance nor another automobile. So we got here house.”
Residents of the Chawl at Vakola the place Priyanka lives together with her household had been shocked to see them return house. There are about 2,00zero individuals who reside within the space and use a standard washroom. The neighbourhood was alarmed and made the household stand on the principle highway whereas they referred to as up the BMC helpline and even the police.
However not one of the authorities turned as much as take Priyanka and her household to an institutional quarantine facility. “We saved ready on the highway until 12:30, then my brother Sudhir’s situation began getting worse and he began feeling out of breath. Seeing this, the neighbours requested us to come back house,” recounts Priyanka.
It was on Might 7 that all the relations managed to go to Cooper Hospital. Nonetheless, solely 5 out of the six relations had been examined for Covid-19 on the hospital.
‘Hundreds use widespread bathroom’
Babloo Jha, who lives proper subsequent to Priyanka’s residence says, “I referred to as up the BMC helpline and will need to have made tons of of calls asking somebody to assist the household and take them to be quarantined. However nobody got here. Hundreds of us right here use a standard bathroom. Nobody is aware of how we are going to handle with that household right here.”
Priyanka additionally instructed India At this time, “The physician (at Cooper Hospital) stated my sister Pooja doesn’t have signs so she doesn’t should be examined. How can they try this? All of us had been collectively taking care of our father.”
“They requested us to go house and quarantine. We went to the washroom within the hospital itself in order that we are able to minimise going to the widespread washroom. However how will we handle within the coming days because the physician stated that the report will take 4 days to come back?” says Priyanka’s sister Pooja as she breaks down over the demise of their father.
Examined for Malaria, Typhoid and never Covid-19
A music trainer at a faculty for blind youngsters, Nitesh Sonawane had not been feeling nicely on April 27. The visually impaired Nitesh went to an area physician and was prescribed medicines however his fever refused to abate.
The native physician requested him to get examined for Malaria and even administered medication for a similar. Nitesh’s report got here destructive for Malaria however since his fever refused to subside, he went to the government-run Shatabdi hospital on April 30. Nonetheless, he was examined for Typhoid as a substitute of the novel coronavirus. His report returned destructive for Typhoid On Might 4. Nitesh then went again however the docs at Shatabdi hospital didn’t really feel the necessity to take a look at him for Covid-19.
Other than Nitesh, his mother and father began feeling unwell and his spouse developed a cough which is when the music trainer determined to get himself examined privately for the coronavirus an infection. He requested his physician for a prescription and acquired himself examined for Covid-19 at a personal lab. His samples returned optimistic for coronavirus on Might 6.
‘Lack of docs’ prescription placing household in peril’
“No authorities referred to as up, so I actually went to Rajawadi Hospital. They requested me to go to Sion or to KEM hospital. I instructed them that I can not go and even my household felt that being visually impaired, I would discover it troublesome to be in institutional quarantine. So I stayed house. I referred to as up the BMC helpline quantity. The BMC officers lastly did come however have requested us to report solely when any of us change into breathless. However the household has not been examined,” Nitesh instructed India At this time.
He additionally stated that he’s unable to get his household examined for Covid-19 with out a physician’s prescription.
BMC assures motion in Priyanka’s case however no touch upon Nitesh’s case
BMC officers stated that if there’s a widespread washroom, then Priyanka and her household ought to have been quarantined. The civic physique is promising to look into the case and say there may be sufficient area accessible to quarantine the household in Vakola space.
Responding to the pointless delay in Nitesh’s case, senior BMC officers stated they don’t wish to touch upon particular person circumstances however the docs at Shatabdi would have taken a call solely after correct medical examination. Different illnesses are additionally fairly widespread in some areas of Mumbai, claimed civic physique officers.