April 21 A 65-year-old journalist in India has developed severe symptoms of Coronavirus pandemic. He has mentioned on social media that he has been rejected by several hospitals and has turned to a number of hospitals and doctors online for help. However, until his death, his family was still waiting for an ambulance.
The reporter was Vinai Srivastava from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Newsweek reported Thursday. He tweeted on the 16th that his oxygen saturation was 52%, well below the normal level of 95%, but no hospital or doctor answered his call for help.
Srivastava’s son Hasht had been desperate to find a hospital bed for his father that day, but was turned away by three hospitals, had to borrow oxygen cylinders from relatives, and had to queue in the middle of the night to add oxygen.
Hastert told the media that his father received a Coronavirus test on the 17th, but three days later to get the results. The hospital refused to accept the results until he had all the symptoms of Coronavirus.
On the same day, Vinai again tweeted for help, saying his oxygen saturation had dropped to 31%. Hastert also continued to run around for his father, but to no avail.
In the end, Srivastava died on the 17th. Hastert said his father always helped others, but when he f fighted for his life, no one helped him. It is reported that until Srivastava’s death, his family is still waiting for an ambulance to arrive.