Eight folks, together with two newborns, have died in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district within the final 24 hours. That is the second hospital tragedy to strike Maharashtra as 31 deaths within the final 48 hours at a authorities facility in Nanded district have been making headlines.
Twelve sufferers died on the Authorities Medical Faculty and Hospital in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar within the final 24 hours, officers mentioned. Out of the 18 deaths, 4 have been introduced useless, he added. Two pre-term infants are additionally amongst these useless. “They weighed only one,300 grams every,” the official mentioned.
Dean of the hospital Sanjay Rathod, nevertheless, downplayed the incident, saying “There is no such thing as a main disparity between the variety of deaths and the whole variety of admissions”.
“Round 200 sufferers, together with severe circumstances, are admitted to the hospital day by day. Given their essential situation, there isn’t a main disparity,” he mentioned.
The relations of the sufferers have blamed the poor facility, together with the scarcity of medicines, on the hospital for the incident.
The dean rubbished the claims and mentioned the ability was not working quick on life-saving medicine.
In the meantime, Maharashtra’s Minister of Medical Schooling Hasan Mushrif in the present day mentioned a radical investigation might be performed into Nanded hospital the place 31 sufferers, together with 12 newborns, misplaced their lives.
“We are going to perform a radical investigation. I’ve briefed Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis relating to the identical. I’ll go to the hospital and a committee of docs might be fashioned,” Mr Mushrif mentioned.
Maharashtra has greater than 20 authorities medical schools and several other blame current transfers of workers for the dilapidated infrastructure at these services.
Practically 350 docs have been transferred between the months of July and August. This when the services have already got a scarcity of about 1,200 docs.
Not too long ago, resident docs held a protest as they weren’t in a position to get coaching as a result of scarcity of senior docs and professors.
A number of well being consultants have additionally mentioned that many authorities hospitals are going through a sudden scarcity of medicines. The procurement of medicines by Haffkine Biopharmaceutical has been affected for a while.