Shortage of ICU beds: A 35-year-old woman died hours after she gave birth to twins, due to the delay of being provided with an ICU bed on April 6, Tuesday.
The victim was reportedly kept waiting for an ICU bed after her delivery which exposed her to COVID-19 at the PCMC-run YCM hospital of Pimpri-Chinchwad area. However, later when a bed was finally arranged for her, after the former occupant of the bed left, the woman failed to survive.
Shortage of ICU beds In Pune
The woman was admitted to the hospital three days ago. After undergoing a caesarean operation on Monday evening, her oxygen levels dipped and her condition got very serious which needed treatment from the Intensive Care Unit. However, no ICU beds were available at the time and the officials asked the family members to look for other hospitals.
Unfortunately, they were not even successful at getting to other hospitals. Dr Mangle Supe, who was in charge of the woman’s treatment said, “We had informed the patientsâ€™ relatives to search for a ventilator bed in ICU. They tried Sassoon and other hospitals but could not find the bed.”
Eventually, an ICU bed was arranged for her after one of the patients occupying the ICU beds was shifted to a normal ward. The arrangement was very delayed and the woman could not survive, as per reports.
YMCH dean Dr Rajendra Wable said, “After the delivery, her condition deteriorated and did not improve. Her oxygen level dipped and she had to be admitted to the intensive care unit. She was put on a ventilator and passed away on Tuesday morning.”
He added, “The woman had a thyroid problem and other comorbidities.”
Around 7 pm on Monday, a caesarean section operation was done. “The surgery was uneventful. The patient delivered two female children of 2.1kg at 7.16 pm and 1.5 kg at 7.20 pm. Both babies were immediately admitted in NICU,” a doctor said. Both the children are reportedly out of danger now.