CHANDIGARH, March 27 -- With a curfew in place, patients discharged from UT hospitals are stranded at hospitals in the absence of transport facilities.

According to official estimates from Chandigarh's Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the 50 or so patients from other states, who are being discharged daily, need to go home. Without a means to leave, they are currently being put up at the sarais in the hospitals.

Avtar Singh, a father of a five-year old patient from Patiala, who is admitted in Chandigarh's Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, said that since his child was in critical care unit, a vigil was needed to be maintained round the clock. "My brother and I used to take turns ev...