Bengaluru: Acute lack of oxygen beds leaves even VVIPs, ministers gas
BENGALURU: Amid the surge in Covid cases, finding a hospital bed with oxygen facility is turning out to be near impossible in Bengaluru, one the most advanced districts in terms of medical facilities.
And it’s not just ordinary people who face this problem; it’s a challenge even for VVIPs including ministers, bureaucrats, celebrities and healthcare professionals themselves. Many corporate hospitals and almost all private hospitals with oxygenated beds have displayed notices announcing, ‘no beds, limited oxygen’.
The chief minister’s office and offices of the health minister and other senior ministers are bombarded with SOS messages and calls every day from VVIPs, pleading for oxygenated beds. They all end up disappointed, sources say.
Recently, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who contracted the infection, tried — unsuccessfully at that — for a bed in Manipal hospital and eventually managed to secure one in Apollo hospital.
A senior minister in Yediyurappa’s cabinet reportedly had a difficult time getting a bed with oxygen facility for one of his close relatives, who had difficulty in breathing. “I had to buy an oxygen cylinder and get him treated at home as no private hospital was ready to admit him due to uncertainty of oxygen supply. Eventually we shifted him to a hospital in Mysuru,” the minister said.
why did i ve for bjp
You did by not voting for Congress
When it comes to life even a begger thinks he should be treated well like a vvip. Why reaervation sy em for ministers?
These so called VVIPs didn't do their job properly which is why we are in this mess in the first place. They should anyway be put last in the queue when it comes to availing scare resources.
They failed the people many time s- it is their turn to fail
How are so called VVIPs different than general public when it comes to oxygen availability.
One year after collecting 6500 crores in PMCARES we have shortage of critical supplies due to BJPs lust for power. Please remember this when you ve next
Great going - Coronaodi should wipe out all the corrupt po iticians, Sabka Saath Sabka Vinaash!!!
If such is the plight of BJP ruled state TODAY.... just imagine that of others.....? Mismanagement to the core by BJP re gie at the center.....lacking in even min. foresight, prior planning...... partiality in past supplies.....? Gok
FEKU IS BASICALLY A SADAK CHAP KNICKERWALLA. HIGH TIME WE UNDERSTAND THIS. IF HE REMAINS IN POWER MORE, INDIA WILL NOT ONLY SUFFER BUT WILL GO BANKRUPT. WE NEED AN EDUCATED PM NOT ILLERTATE PEOPLE LIKE HIM OR YOGI OR RAWAT THE KILLER
We need more temples & statue.
gather all cows and put them in covid wards as cow is the only animal which inhales and exhale exygen as revealed by bjp/rss scientists.
Bhakto Ko Chodne Ki Machine
Raise a hashtag.... Please remove him as PM he dont deserve and not even qualified for this post.....#Resign_Modi
Please read the news completely. Bed in Manipal Hospital was not available, so our poor VVIP had to go to Apollo.
So sorry they can't fly to US on tax payers money this time. No mercy should be shown to vvips
R Venkatesh Govind
Only Gujjus should be given priority vaccination, treatment, oxygen & Remdesivir.
But if a few dozens of Po iticians die I would thank the Almighty God for his actions ag inst the corrupt and ruthless Po iticians .
Now I will admit really we are living in a third world country.
Let po itician die ... they are not important ..
This situation is there in whole of India not only in Delhi and Maharashtra. But central govt is in denial.