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A resigned specialist, who had tried positive for COVID-19 a couple of days back, kicked the bucket on Sunday morning after he was purportedly denied treatment at different open and private emergency clinics in Karachi.

“He was passing on because of brevity of breath in the wake of testing positive for the novel coronavirus, yet no clinic conceded him,” spouse of Dr Furqan-ul-Haq, a resigned professional of the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD), told on Sunday.

“He was taken to the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation [SIUT], and a private medical clinic in Azizabad where he used to work, however every one of them said they had no beds accessible. He requested that I take him back home, where he spent away today.”

Dr Haq, the cardiologist who had as of late resigned from the KIHD and had additionally been related with two private wellbeing offices, had tried positive for COVID-19 alongside his significant other a week ago.

“He was in self-seclusion at our home in Gulshan-e-Iqbal where his condition weakened the previous evening,” said the spouse, “so he requested that I take him to any particular emergency clinic, yet because of the inaccessibility of beds, he was dismissed by three medical clinics.”

The demise of Dr Haq because of the inaccessibility of beds at the escalated care units of any wellbeing office in Karachi, as detailed by his better half, annoyed the vast majority of the individuals in the city.

Among those are particularly the specialists’ brotherhood, who communicated stun and displeasure regarding their partner’s dying, and requested that the specialists consider the circumstance and guarantee the accessibility of treatment to individuals.

A discussion between Dr Haq and one of his colleagues via telephone during his last minutes, in which he can be heard encouraging the individual to utilize a few associations with get him conceded at the Indus Hospital or some other wellbeing office for treatment, likewise disheartened the specialists’ brotherhood.

The spouse of the expired Dr Haq who was ceaselessly crying and reprimanding the experts for her significant other’s demise said the Aman Ambulance administration at first would not take the fundamentally wiped out specialist to any wellbeing office without the affirmation of the accessibility of bed.

She said that when the individuals from the rescue vehicle administration showed up, they took him from one clinic to the next until, at long last, he was dropped back home where he kicked the bucket. “He passed on at our living arrangement before my and our little girls’ eyes.”

An authority of the Sindh Rescue and Medical Services said the specialist was taken to the SIUT on Sunday at around 10am, yet the office wouldn’t concede him since he didn’t have his COVID-19 testament with him.

“The patient was taken back to his home in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, from where he was taken to the Trimax Hospital, which wouldn’t concede him. He was a worker of that wellbeing office however they would not treat him, after which he got back.”

Authorities of the SIUT, the Indus Hospital and the Ojha Campus (Dow University of Health Sciences) said they were feeling the squeeze because of the expanding number of COVID-19 patients, however in instances of extraordinary crises, they could concede any genuine patient, particularly a specialist who required basic consideration.

“We have 20 beds in the emergency unit, which 10 have ventilators,” said an authority of the Indus Hospital. “These beds stay involved nowadays, and at whatever point any bed is cleared, there are more patients holding up in the crisis.”

Sindh Health Department authorities couldn’t be drawn closer regardless of rehashed endeavors to determine their adaptation on the accessibility of beds in the concentrated consideration units at different medical clinics of the city.

The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, the Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, the SIUT, the Ojha Campus, the Indus Hospital and the Aga Khan University Hospital are at present treating COVID-19 patients in the city.