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Woman & Her 2 Children, All Three COVID Positive, Spend Night On Verandah Of Jharkhand Hospital

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Ananya Jain
Ananya JainUpdated on Aug 08, 2020, 11:05 IST

Amid coronavirus pandemic there have been various cases of hospital negligence and patients being ill treated. A recent incident has sparked outrage among people as a COVID-19 positive woman and her 2 children were found out in a Jharkhand hospital's verandah.

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A coronavirus positive woman and her two children had to spend a night on the verandah of a hospital in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, prompting Chief Minister Hemant Soren to pull up the district administration official said.

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The 65-year-old woman was found lying along with her two children, who were also positive for COVID-19, on the rear verandah of the newly-constructed Cath Lab building of the Patliputra Medical College and Hospital a few days back, they said.

A photo of the woman and her two children on the verandah of the hospital triggered an outrage on social media, they added.

The hospital staff later admitted the three to the COVID ward.

Taking note of the incident, Soren asked Dhanbad's deputy commissioner Uma Shankar Singh to help them get the necessary treatment and see that such an incident does not happen again.

He also appealed to the people to wear masks and follow rules to fight COVID-19.

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