Just before 3pm, Agarwal returns to the emergency room. He sits behind a table, with relatives circling around him, begging patients to let him in.
“If a patient has a fever, I know he’s sick, but he does not need oxygen, and I can not accept it,” he says.
That is the criterion. People are dying on the streets without oxygen. So, those who do not need oxygen, even if they are sick, we will not get it.
Rohan Agarwal, Doctor in the Capital of India
“Another criterion is that there should be an older person and a younger one. Both need more oxygen, I have only one bed in the ICU. At that time emotions can not allow me to be carried away because he is someone’s father. “
During the round, he does not pay attention to patients who are seated and alert.
74-year-old Karuna Vadera is in critical condition. Agarwal taps the woman on the shoulder and gently puts his thumb in his eye socket to test the resistance.
nobody is here. His head falls forward and the oxygen level is dangerously low.
“She may die at any time,” he tells his son – in – law, who begged him to transfer him to the hospital with an ICU bed.
“Five of our relatives are trying in different parts of New Delhi,” Pulkit replied, keeping his phone in his ears constantly. “No one can find the bed.”
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