After being initially refused a bed in Manipal Hospital, former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy could breathe easy upon getting admitted at Apollo Hospital on Bannerghatta Road.
Kumaraswamy was diagnosed with the coronavirus on Saturday morning and was quarantined at a private hotel after he failed to get a bed at Manipal Hospital.
He has now been admitted to Apollo Hospital. Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar had called Kumaraswamy and had promised to arrange for his admission in a health facility of his choice.
Kumaraswamy tweeted his thanks to Dr Sudhakar, Dr Manjunatha, head of cardiology at Jayadeva Hospital, and even to Manipal Hospital which later managed to arrange a bed for him.
ತುರ್ತಾಗಿ ಸ್ಪಂದಿಸಿ ನನ್ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು. ಅವರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಹೃತ್ಪೂರ್ವಕ ಕೃತಜ್ಞತೆಗಳು.— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) April 17, 2021
ಎರಡನೇ ಬಾರಿ ಹೃದಯ ಶಸ್ತ್ರಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆಗೆ ಒಳಗಾಗಿದ್ದ ಬನ್ನೇರುಘಟ್ಟ ರಸ್ತೆಯ ಅಪೋಲೋ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಕೊರೊನಾ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಪಡೆಯಲು ತೀರ್ಮಾನಿಸಿ, ಚೇತರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಶೀಘ್ರ ಗುಣಮುಖರಾಗಲೆಂದು ಹಾರೈಸಿದ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರಣಾಮಗಳು.— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) April 17, 2021
Later in the day, speaking to the media, Sudhakar clarified that there was no shortage of beds at Manipal Hospital.
“I personally spoke to former CM HD Kumaraswamy and he said that as he was treated for a heart condition at Apollo Hospital, he wished to get admitted in the same hospital,” Sudhakar said.
Also Read: HD Kumaraswamy tests Covid-positive https://thebengalurulive.com/hd-kumaraswamy-tests-covid-positive/
Also Read: Covid infrastructure collapse? Manipal Hospital says ‘no bed’ to ex-CM! https://thebengalurulive.com/covid-infrastructure-collapse-manipal-hospital-says-no-bed-to-ex-cm/
Also Read: After Kumaraswamy, his son Nikhil tests positive for Covid-19 https://thebengalurulive.com/after-kumaraswamy-his-son-nikhil-tests-positive-for-covid-19/