Not much seems to have changed in government hospitals in the city despite a lot of talk about staff accountability.
In yet another case of sheer indifference, the Osmania General Hospital (OGH) authorities have allegedly denied medical care to a patient from Dubbaka in Medak district.
Swapna (25), who has swollen legs and back problem was referred to the OGH by the government hospital Siddipet on May 21. Instead of attending to her, the authorities forced the woman to lie on the floor under the care of her mother in the hospital premises for the last three days.
The two claimed that the doctors refused to provide her treatment. “The staff are neither admitting Swapna nor offering any medical assistance. They are asking us to go to the private hospital at A.S.Rao Nagar where a surgery was performed on her nearly a year ago,” alleges Jayamma, her mother.
An Intermediate dropout, Swapna fell into a well and got injured a year ago. She underwent treatment at Medak and later shifted to Gandhi Hospital. After two months she was again admitted to a private hospital where a surgery was performed on her back.
Having recuperated a bit she moved back to her native place. But two months ago she started developing swelling on her legs and back. “We visited the government hospital at Siddipet but the doctors referred us to OGH for better treatment ,” Jayamma says.
The mother and daughter are spending their time near room number 121 in the OGH for the last two days and have no money to go to a private hospital.
Swapna, who has a daughter, was deserted by her husband, S. Krishna, a goldsmith, two years after her marriage. The woman had reportedly worked as a computer lab assistant and offered computer training at a District Regional Development Agency.
“My daughter will die if she is not attended to. Please help her,” Jayamma pleads with every visitor showing a prescription of OGH dated May 21.
The OGH Superintendent or the Resident Medical Officer were unavailable for comment.
Swapna from Dubbaka in Medak dist., suffering from swollen legs and back problem, is forced to lie on the floor with no doctors attending on her