Serious COVID-19 patients are not getting hospital beds in Nepal

At least three COVID-19 patients who were suffering from breathing complications were unable to get beds at the Dhapasi based Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu on Sunday, even after waiting for more than 12hours

Oct 19, 2020
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At least three COVID-19 patients who were suffering from breathing complications were unable to get beds at the Dhapasi based Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu on Sunday, even after waiting for more than 12hours.

“There were over one dozen seriously ill patients waiting at the hospital's emergency from Saturday,” Dr Ajay Thapa, chief of the Emergency Department at the Hospital, told the Post. “We adjusted a few in our own hospital, referred some to other hospitals, but could not arrange beds for the three patients.”

Doctors say mortality rate will increase, if patients are not transferred to wards within four hours from emergency. Patients do not get proper attention from the health workers deployed in the emergency, as they have to attend more patients simultaneously.

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