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Maharashtra: After Naded, GMCH Hospital Reported 18 Deaths In 24 Hours

A big news has come out from the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Maharashtra. After Naded, at least 18 people have died in the hospital here within 24 hours till 8 am on Tuesday. 

According to officials, in Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital of Nanded in Marathwada, 24 deaths including 12 infants have occurred in 24 hours between September 30 and October 1, while seven people had lost their lives between one to two October. This brings the total number of deaths to 31. 

According to a senior doctor, 65 patients were undergoing treatment despite a capacity of 24 beds. Between September 30 and October 1, 11 babies died in the NICU. 

State health department officials had said that 24 deaths, including 12 infants, were reported at Nanded’s Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital in a span of 24 hours between September 30 and October 1. Another infant died in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

The Medical Superintendent of the hospital said that 18 deaths have occurred in the Government Hospital of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar from 8 am on October 2 to 8 am on October 3. He said four dead people were already brought to the hospital.  They lost their lives due to these reasons. 

He said that out of 18 patients, two died due to heart attack. Whereas, two died due to pneumonia. Apart from this, the kidneys of three patients had stopped functioning. The remaining patients died due to road accidents, poisoning or other reasons. He said that between October 2 and 3, two premature babies had died in the hospital. The weight of both of them was only 1,300 grams. 

The hospital official said that there is no shortage of medicines. 

He said, ‘We are finding out which of the 18 deaths are the cases referred to the hospital at the last moment.’ He said that there are only 1,177 beds in the hospital, but the number of admitted patients is always more than 1600. 

He said, ‘This is a tertiary care unit, so last month about 28 thousand patients were admitted here. Of these, 419 deaths were recorded in September. Let us tell you, patients from various districts of Marathwada region and cities of North Maharashtra come here for treatment.

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