Women died of Covid, kept searching oxygen bed for 7 hours: Pune

  • | Monday | 12th April, 2021

Though she was finding it hard to breathe, she could walk around to the hospital. They first searched for oxygen for six hours, returned home, and again searched for the bed for more than an hour. 

Amid the surge of Covid19 cases in Maharashtra, the condition of the state is dreadful.  A 43-year-old woman from Kondhwa died on Monday morning after they failed in search for an oxygen bed in civic and private hospitals in Pune.

According to her family, they kept searching for a good seven hours.

The woman, Nanda Binawat who deals in real estate, learned to be Covid positive on Saturday. Around Sunday midnight, her condition suddenly deteriorated as she felt breathless. The woman and her husband then drove around the city in their car for the next four-five hours.

They reached all the top hospitals like Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Janhengir Hospital in Pune, Aditya Birla hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad yey none were available with an oxygen bed. The doctors in those hospitals said her oxygen level had dipped and badly needed an oxygen bed.

Failing to find it, they returned home around 6 AM. Then preferred by a close relative working in a private hospital to visit that hospital but sadly couldn’t find one.  Contacted PMC War Room the officials asked to undergo rapid antigen test at Sassoon hospital. While traveling there the patient fell unconscious and was declared dead.

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