Did staff at Chennai hospital abandon patients and leaveImage for representation only
news Chennai Floods Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 16:23

Staff in Chennai’s MIOT hospital had left patients in the lurch on Wednesday, and patients now appear to be fending for themselves. No one from the hospital could be contacted as repeated attempts to call the hospital went in vain.

Speaking to The News Minute on Thursday, Jaffer, a relative of one of the patients, said that his family members had reached home late in the morning.

He said that his sister’in-law’s father had been admitted to the hospital and that they had just reached home. He said they took a government bus from the hospital, which is located in Porur, to their house in the Avadi area of the city. However, he did not have any information on whether the doctors had abandoned the patients.

An NDTV report on Wednesday however, says that hospital staff left in the morning that day, after water levels receded a little. On Tuesday night, heavy rains had lashed the city. Patients told NDTV that there was no one to give them any information and that they had been left without food and water, and the power failure on account of the rains and flooding had left them cut off from the outside world.

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