At least 28 Covid-19 patients died within 48 hour of their admission at Agra’s SN Medical College (SNMC), according to a report published in The Economic Times.
The report has quoted an audit done by a UP government panel.
Taking note of the deaths, the government panel has now sought a detailed report on it from the government hospital and health authorities. The report will also include the feedback of the victims’ families.
So far, 75 people in Agra have died due to the disease. This the maximum number of Covid-19 deaths in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Meerut with 61 casualties.
UP’s power secretary M Devraj heads the two-member Government panel. It has already audited all the 75 death in the district.
Seeking details about the 28 patients, the panel has asked the health department to tell it about the date of their admission, health issues they were facing apart from the Covid-19 infection, treatment and medicines given to them as well as the names of the doctors who attended them and the exact cause of death etc.
In a departure from the past, the probe will also include the feedback of the family members of the deceased.
According to the health department, the majority of the Covid-19 patients died due to comorbid conditions and around 85% were above 50 years of age. Besides Covid-19 infection, these patients were suffering from respiratory ailments, diabetes and heart and kidney problems.
Fifty-seven girls who live at a government-run shelter in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past week. This means the institution is now a COVID-19 cluster in a town already battling a high caseload.
57 Girls At Government-Run Home In UP’s Kanpur Test Positive For COVID-19
All 57 girls have been shifted to COVID-19 hospitals, while staff and those girls not infected have been quarantined and the entire facility has been sealed.
“They (the five girls) were sent here to this shelter via five child welfare committees in different districts. These are cases under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act. When they were admitted to the shelter they were already pregnant,” Dr Brahm Dev Tiwari, the District Magistrate, said.
Poonam Kapoor, a member of the UP State Women’s Commission, told the media the girls were probably infected after shelter home staff visiting a Kanpur hospital with two girls came into contact with COVID-19 patients.