Another example of cruelty, BMC not ready to learn: BJP’s Kirit Somaiya on death at quarantine centre

Another example of cruelty, BMC not ready to learn: BJP’s Kirit Somaiya on death at quarantine centre

In yet another letter to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya sought an explanation over the death of another patient at the civic body-run quarantine centre in Powai on June 28. In his letter to the BMC Municipal Commissioner, BJP’s Kirit Somaiya claimed that a 75-year-old man died at a quarantine centre in Powai because he was not admitted to a hospital at the right time. Saying that he was apprised of the matter by the son of the decease, Kirit Somaiya said that Parshuram Jadhav (Kanjur), age 75, since the beginning had temperature, cough and breathing problems. He insisted for the hospital but BMC officials told him that he needed to first furnish corona report, the BJP leader alleged in the letter.

“Corona test was done but no report till now,” Kirit Somaiya wrote in the letter dated June 29, while he added that the 75-year-old was taken to the hospital on June 27 but wasn’t admitted as test results were awaited. He was then taken back to the quarantine centre where he collapsed and died late Sunday. “Request you to take serious note of this...it pains that the BMC is not ready to learn a lesson, continue the cruelty,” BJP leader Kirit Somaiya stated in his letter to the BMC.

Last week, in a letter to the BMC, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya had sought an explanation over the deaths of 21 patients at the civic body-run KEM Hospital on June 16. The "One week over, no explanation yet for 21 deaths of 16 June at KEM hospital," Somaiya's letter to BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal says.

He goes further to ask how the toll rose to 21 when the average death rate is 6-8. The BJP leader has once again asked if lack of oxygen was the reason behind these deaths. In response, KEM Hospital Dean Dr Hemant Deshmukh refuted the claims and told that "Oxygen plant was never defective."