Audio of COVID19 patient complaining lack of facilities goes viral

District magistrate Ganderbal orders inquiry
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District magistrate (DC) Shafqat Iqbal on Saturday sought a report from hospital authorities after an audio recording of a COVID19 patient alleging lack of facilities and ill treatment to patients in the centre went viral.

"The audio statement of a COVID19 positive patienthospitalised in hospital Ganderbal has gone viral in social media alleging thatthey are being maltreated. As such you are advised to ensure that all therequired facilities including the treatment and catering are provided to thepatients admitted in your hospital strictly as per the SOP laid down," reads anorder issued by the District magistrate. "You will also submit a detailedreport to this office at an earliest."

The district magistrate said they were checking theauthenticity of the audio recording/. " I have sought a report from the healthdepartment in this regard," he said.

He said all facilities were being ensured for COVID19patients in the hospital. "The administration is round-the-clock monitoring thesituation and all efforts are being put in place so that the patients or otherpeople don't face any inconvenience amid the pandemic," the district magistratesaid.

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