Doctors' strike claims 4 more lives

Doctors' strike claims 4 more lives

A few more deaths were reported due to non-availability of treatment at private hospitals in North Karnataka.

A 65-year-old man from Kudligi in Ballari district died on Thursday as he could not get timely treatment at the Shamanur Shivashankarappa Hospital in Davangere.

The deceased, Ismail, was taken to the hospital on Wednesday as he was suffering from fever and showed symptoms of stroke.

He was brought back to Kudligi on Thursday afternoon as he could not get treatment due to the doctors' strike. But he breathed his last soon after.

Champakka Vasappa Mugamuru, 35, of Kanakapur village in Haveri taluk died of a heart attack at the district hospital in Haveri. Initially, when Champakka complained of chest pain on Wednesday night, no private hospital was open in Haveri. She received treatment from a local doctor, who said the condition was due to acidity.

But as she complained of chest pain again early Thursday morning, she was brought to the district hospital where she died.

A 58-year-old woman from Banahatti in Bagalkot district who had suffered a heart attack died on the way to the Jamakhandi government hospital. The woman received first aid at the Banahatti government hospital after she complained of chest pain early in the morning, as no private hospital in the town was open.

Prema Mahadeva Koshti, 45, of Banahatti, who was suffering from an illness was taken to the government hospital. But as her condition worsened, she was taken to the BLDE Hospital in Vijayapura, but she died on the way.

Sundaravva Badigera, 4, of Anagavadi in Bilagi taluk in Bagalkot district, was suffering from fever on Wednesday day. As none of the private clinics were open, she was taken to the Bilagi government hospital, but she died on the way.

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