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‘They removed ventilator, I’m unable to breathe’: Covid-19 patient sends video to father before dying

Vishnu Vasisht

The last message sent to his father by a 35-year-old youth infected with Covid-19 is disturbing. The young man made a selfie video from the hospital just before his death and sent it to his father. In the video, the young man was found saying that "I am having trouble breathing because the doctors have removed my Ventilator support".

At the same time, the hospital has denied this. The hospital says that the youth was admitted in a critical condition.

The incident on Friday night has been reported in media reports as saying that the incident at a hospital in Hyderabad is of Friday night. The video has been shared widely on social media, after which the incident came to light on Sunday. In the video message sent to his father before he succumbed to Covid-19 at the Government Chest Hospital in Erragadda, Hyderabad, he said, "They have removed my ventilator and I have been demanding to reinstall the ventilator for the last three hours, but no one is listening to me. My heart has stopped working, only the lungs are working. Daddy I can't breathe. Bye all, bye daddy".

The boy's father says that his son died soon after sending the video. The funeral of the young man took place on Saturday. The father of the deceased youth living in Jawaharnagar said, "My son had high fever since 24 June. I went to many hospitals to get him admitted. On 24 June, he was admitted".

However, Chest Hospital Superintendent Mahboob Khan dismissed the allegations of ventilator removal. He said, "There is no lack of ventilator support in the hospital but the condition of the patient was so bad that he started feeling a lack of oxygen".

Khan says that the young man died due to sudden cardiac arrest. The hospital official said that we have received such cases in the last few days.

He said, "Such incidents were happening with the elderly people infected with Covid-19 in general, but now such things are coming out with the youth of 25 to 40 years. Viral infection is being found in the hearts of youth. These youngsters are given oxygen but they feel it is low. He said that the doctors tried their best to save the young man but he was in critical condition at the time of recruitment. He said, "There is no fault of the hospital in this".

The deceased is survived by his wife, a 12-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son.

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