Faridkot patient dies after falling into drainage shaft - ECAS Punjab

Faridkot patient dies after falling into drainage shaft

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Faridkot, August 29

In a horrifying incident, a Covid-19 patient died after falling into a shaft meant for drainage and water pipes in the newly constructed building of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital here on Saturday.

Avtar Singh, 45, stepped into the shaft, mistaking it for a washroom. The doors of all washrooms and the rectangular shaft are made of one size and painted in the same colour, thus creating confusion.

Doctors and paramedical staff had to work hard for over 30 minutes in locating the way to the opening of the shaft on the ground floor of the newly constructed building to pull out the patient who was dead by then. Deputy Commissioner Vimal Setia said a magisterial inquiry had been ordered into the incident.

Singh, a resident of Thathi Bhai village of Moga, was admitted to the isolation ward of the medical college on Thursday. Surinder Singh, the son of deceased, said he came to know about his missing father when another patient in the isolation ward informed him on phone. "The open door of the shaft grabbed our attention and we immediately raised our concern with the hospital to find our father dead," he said. — TNS

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