Won't Forget I Couldn't Get An ICU Bed: Sutapa on Relative's Death

Sutapa Sikdar wrote how the unavailability of an ICU bed in Delhi resulted in the death of her relative.

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Late Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa Sikdar took to social media to write about how the unavailability of an ICU bed in Delhi resulted in the death of her relative, who was diagnosed with COVID. As India grapples with the deadly second wave of coronavirus, hospitals across the country are facing an acute shortage of beds, medicines and medical oxygen.

On Sunday, 2 May, Sutapa penned a note on Facebook which she tagged as ‘#notanobituary’. In the post she paid tribute to her relative Sameer Banerjee, while also stating, “I will never ever forget that I couldn’t get a bed in ICU for him because he was not Chota Rajan.”

Won't Forget I Couldn't Get An ICU Bed: Sutapa on Relative's Death

Sutapa's post read, "#notanobituary #don’tforget I posted day before for help for my relative Sameer Banerjee. Today he left us. We couldn’t set up an ICU at home in Delhi the capital of India. And we couldn’t get a bed in the hospital.
My gratitude to all the Covid warriors who helped. I will never forget you all, my blessings to you all till I live, I will never forget Sameerda’s smile. I will cherish my adolescent memories with him. I will never ever forget that I couldn’t get a bed in ICU for him because he was not Chota Rajan. He was an honest man. I will not forget this mayhem in Delhi. You don’t forget too that Banerjee sheikhs das adjanias all have to go and they could have stayed with us all a bit longer if we would have concentrated as a country more on hospital oxygen plants then Hindu festivals and Muslim festivals. #delhigovt #modi #bettertobeachotarajan #don’tforget.”

Sutapa has been using her social media to seek help for those affected by the pandemic.

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