65-year-old Ramarati Devi who is battling a brain tumor and needs immediate surgery was given at 20 in early February to today, 2020 AIIMS doctors, citing "lack of availability" of beds. (HT Archive)
In a twist of fate, 65-year-old Ramarati Devi who is battling a brain tumor and immediate surgery needs a date was added to the beginning of February 20, 2020 doctors at AIIMS, citing beds "unavailability."
A native of the district of Bihar Chapra, Devi was called to the Patna Public Hospital in the Department of Neurosurgery Institute of Physicians.
His son Thakur Gulab Bauer says: "The AIIMS doctors said surgery is necessary, but given February 20, 2020, citing the lack of availability of beds.
"It's going to be very late ... my mother dies.I'm a poor man.I do not have money for an operation in a private hospital."
The Thakur shot has been making rounds, hoping to get a date close.
She says her mother is suffering from "headaches, loss of memory and frequent weakness and with each passing day, the pain is unbearable."
Hospital officials say the "large patient load" comes in the form of fast processing.
"The flow of patients is able to cope with more of our physicians. We dates based on the seriousness and severity of the disease in general.
"Sometimes the list is long waiting. Surgery will be given priority when something is very urgent," Dr. B S Sharma, HOD says the Department of Neurosurgery, AIIMS.