COVID-19 fact check: Inside a Delhi quarantine facility, a patient narrates his ordeal

India and the world at large are right now grappling with the menace of Coronavirus. More than one million people globally have tested positive for this and more than 53,000 have lost their lives.

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India, too, has recently been seeing a steady increase in the number of coronavirus cases. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has called out for strict action to curb the spread. A Janta curfew followed by a 21-day lockdown across the country, with a complete ban on rail, road and air travel (except for goods transport and essential goods and services supply), have been some of the strict measures taken by him.

Our doctors, medical personnel, government and public help services etc have been working non stop to combat and contain the virus. Their relentless work and dedication have given India the edge in the fight against the pandemic.

However, with the increasing numbers also comes the implementation of such a vast scale process. Are hospitals maintaining hygiene levels for patients? Are they getting the attention they deserve in this critical time? Is their care the utmost priority?


NewsMobile spoke to a coronavirus patient who is admitted at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, News Delhi. He narrates his harrowing story of being in a facility with minimal service norms.

Abhishek Mandal, through this video, narrates to us, his ordeal. His toilet has been non-functional for days and even after continuous complaining, no one has come forward to help him. Even in his medical condition, he had to forgo using the toilet for two days. It was only much later that he was allowed to use the toilet of another room, where the patient had just been discharged. The facility in his own room, has still not been repaired.

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As a fact checking agency, we at NewsMobile are concerned about this. With all the credible and laudable work being done by our health works, only if this aspect of sanitation and hygiene can be taken care of by the government hospitals, the care of coronavirus patients can be enhanced.

NewsMobile respects the values, dedication and selfless service that government agencies, doctors, medical staff and security agencies are providing.

Our idea to bring out these fact checked reports, is to ensure, that corrective measures can be taken on some of these weak spots, so that we can fight the scourge of Coronavirus together.

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