Twelve individuals died in the past 24 hours from “various ailments, mostly snake bites,” according to the hospital dean.
New Delhi: The hospital dean said that 12 newborns and as many adults passed away at a state-run facility in Nanded, Maharashtra, in the previous 24 hours. The dean attributed the deaths on a staffing and medication deficit.
Twelve adults died in the past 24 hours from “various ailments, mostly snake bites,” according to the dean of Nanded’s Shankarrao Chavan Government Hospital.
“In the previous day, six male and six female infants perished. Additionally, 12 people passed away from various illnesses, primarily snake bites. We had some issues because different staff members were being reassigned,” he stated.
We are the only tertiary care facility within a radius of 70 to 80 kilometers. Patients therefore travel great distances to see us. The budget is affected on some days when there are more patients, he explained.
Haffkine Institute exists. They are supposed to sell us drugs, but that also never happened. The dean said, “But we did purchase medications locally and gave them to the patients.
The hospital stated in a news release that “essential medicines are available in the hospital,” refuting the dean’s assertions that there was a scarcity of supplies and money. 12 crore are available for the facility. A total of 4 crore has been approved for this fiscal year. As required, other patients are receiving care.
There were 12 adults (five men and seven women) and 12 kids among the patients. Adult patients included four with heart illness, one with poisoning, one with stomach disease, two with kidney problems, one with obstetric issues, and three who had been in accidents. Four of the youngsters were referred from private hospitals and were in the terminal stage, the statement said.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde described the fatalities as “unfortunate” and promised to take measures if additional information about what occurred at the hospital is obtained.
According to Dr. Dilip Mhaisekar, Director of Medical Education and Research in Maharashtra, a committee has been established to investigate the deaths.
“A three-person expert committee from the Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (formerly Aurangabad) district has been established, and it has been given the task of submitting a report by tomorrow at 1 pm. I’m going to the hospital myself to assess the issue, he said.
The Eknath Shinde administration in Maharashtra came under a full-scale attack from the opposition, who claimed that the “triple-engine sarkar” (composed of the BJP, Eknath Shinde Sena, and the Ajit Pawar faction of the NCP) should shoulder blame.
“24 lives were lost in total. Thirty are still essential. There are not enough medical facilities or personnel. There were several transfers of nurses and no replacements were provided. There are numerous broken machines. Although the hospital only has 500 beds available, 1,200 patients are admitted. I’ll discuss this with Ajit Pawar. After visiting the hospital today, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and seasoned Congressman Ashok Chavan urged the government to thoroughly investigate the situation and take charge.
“All 24 innocent lives were lost because of the triple-engine Sarkar. Supriya Sule, the daughter of Sharad Pawar, stated that they should be held accountable.
“The state government’s shortage of drug supply resulted in 24 deaths in 24 hours at the government hospital in Nanded, including 12 newborn newborns. Shame on a government that just promotes holidays and festivities, Vikas Lawande, a spokesman for Sharad Pawar’s NCP, wrote on X.
Less than two months prior, in August, 18 patients passed away in a single day at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa, Thane. Twelve of them were more than 50 years old.
The patients had consequences including kidney stones, ulcers, pneumonia, kerosene poisoning, persistent paralysis, and