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Hyderabad: 34-year-old Covid-19 patient's last message to his father from hospital leaves people in shock

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 June 2020, 15:22 IST

A video clip by a fading fast 34-year-old man giving his last message to his father from government hospital in Hyderabad has left people perturbed in the midst of coronavirus outbreak. The man was after a long time adimitted to Hyderabad Government Chest Hospital on Wednesday after more than 10 private hospital denied taking him in, the man’s father stated.

"Am not able to breathe... Though I pleaded, they did not continue oxygen for the last three hours. I am not able to breathe anymore daddy, it's like my heart has stopped... Bye daddy. Bye to all, daddy," the man is seen saying in the video.

Several people issued a tweet in order to highlight the trobles and indifference that patients have to go through.

The video was taken an hour before the hospital declared the man dead, according to reports.

"My son asked for help, but no one helped him. I saw the video only after I returned home after the last rites, and he said 'bye daddy'," the father told NDTV, and burst into tears. "What happened to my son should not happen to anyone else. Why was my son denied oxygen? Did anyone else need it urgently and so they took it away from him? When I hear that video of my son, my heart breaks."

The family carried out his last rites the same day. The next day, the father got a call from a private hospital where he had submitted his son’s swab samples. The hospital report mentioned he had lost his life because of coronavirus, the victim’s father stated.

Amid the sadness and misery, the family got one more shock six members which includes the man's parents, wife, brother, sister-in-law and brother-in-law had been exposed to him. They are now worried.

"We got the test results so late and the hospital just handed over the body. We have all been exposed. But no one is conducting any tests on us. I have two young grandchildren, my son's 12-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son, who still don't even know their father is dead. What should I do?" the man's father said.

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First published: 29 June 2020, 15:22 IST