Mumbai: A Keralite died in Mumbai after he failed to receive emergency medical care on time. The deceased was identified as Khalid Bombrana (55), a native of Kumbla in Kasaragod. He was working in the hotel industry here.
He has served as the president of IMCC Mumabi committee, councillor of Bombay Kerala Muslim Jamaat and was active in other organisations.
Though Khalid was taken to four leading hospitals in the city, no ventilator, oxygen cylinder or other facilities were available there. He was rushed to Saifee Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, Prince Ali Khan Hospital and Bombay Hospitals. But all of them were crowded with patients and no emergency services were available. Finally, he was admitted at St George Hospital, but his life could not be saved.
The situation in Mumbai is that even if people are affected with diseases other than COVID-19, they are denied treatment due to lack of facilities.
The Bombay Kerala Muslim Jamaat condoled Khalid’s death. Its president C H Abdul Rahman, secretary V A Khader Haji and treasurer V K Sainudheen stated that his demise is a great loss to the organisation.
Khalid is the second Keralite who died after not receiving treatment in Mumbai within a week. Earlier, Alappuzha native Vimala residing in Navi Mumbai had died after not getting treatment at the right time.