There has been a stir in a government hospital in Nanded, Maharashtra due to the death of 24 patients in the last 24 hours.
12 newborns are also included among those who lost their lives. The matter pertains to Shankarrao Chavan Government Hospital of Nanded .
The dean of the hospital has blamed the shortage of medicines and hospital staff for this.
Dean of Shankarrao Chavan Government Hospital said that out of the 24 deaths in the last 24 hours, 12 were of adults due to various diseases (mostly snake bites).
Speaking to news agency ANI, Dean of the hospital, Dr. Shyamrao Wakode said, ’12 newborns have died in the last 24 hours. Besides, 12 other adults also died due to different diseases. Most of them died due to snake bites”
He told that due to transfer of many employees we are facing some difficulties. We had to buy medicine from Haffkine Institute , but that also did not happen.. Patients come to this hospital from far and wide.
Dr. Dilip Mhaisekar, Director of Medical Education and Research Department of Maharashtra, has confirmed the death of 24 people.
He said, ‘A three-member expert committee of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (earlier Aurangabad) district has been formed and directed to submit its report by 1 pm on Tuesday.’
After receiving the news of death of 24 people in the hospital, Congress leader and former state CM Ashok Chavan also reached Shankarrao Chavan Hospital.
Talking to news agency ANI, Ashok Chavan said, ‘Dr. I have come here and met the Dean after receiving information about the death of about 24 people in Shankarrao Chavan Medical College and Hospital. The situation is worrying and serious. The government should take this seriously and provide assistance as soon as possible”.
He said that the condition of about 70 other people is critical. Chavan said that many nurses were transferred from the hospital but no one has come in their place. All necessary assistance and resources should be given, as the situation is worrying…’