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'No ICU beds, ventilators available at SVP Hospital'
Ahmedabad: Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Shaktisinh Gohil on Wednesday took to his Twitter handle and issued grievances regarding the unavailability of beds at government-run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Hospital.
“ICU beds or ventilators are not available for COVID-19 patients anywhere in Ahmedabad.
I spoke to established private hospitals and also the government-run SVP Hospital, and not a single ICU bed or ventilator is available for patients. @vijayrupanibjp. We request (the government) to immediately pay attention to this,” he tweeted.
Later, the MP posted a video message expressing concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
“I received many calls yesterday (on April 06) regarding hospitalization for COVID-19, and I couldn’t find a single ICU bed in SVP or any other leading private hospital.
I urge the government that there is nothing costlier than human life, and it must provide ICUs/ventilators, if they are needed. There must be immediate arrangement.
The government claimed to have a 1,200-bed hospital, but that has only 300 ICU beds, and it is all chaotic,” he said.
Quoting the Delhi High Court, Gohil implied that it was not “proper” for the government to sell or donate the vaccines to other countries when Indians were not receiving access to it. “I request Gujarat CM to talk with the prime minister, if needed.
We cannot leave our people at mercy of God. This is not a political comment but a heartfelt request.
We must think for the betterment of the crisis being faced by Gujaratis,” he said.