• Maharashtra: 24 people including 12 Newborns died in 24 hrs

    Maharashtra: 24 people including 12 Newborns died in 24 hrs
    Twelve adults out of the 24 people who passed away in the past 24 hours due to various ailments, mostly snake bites...

    Digital Desk: As many as 24 patients, including 12 newborns died at a state-run hospital in Maharashtra's Nanded in the last 24 hours, the hospital dean said, blaming a staffing and medication deficit.

    Twelve adults out of the 24 people passed away in the past 24 hours due to "various ailments, mostly snake bites," according to the dean of Nanded's Shankarrao Chavan Government Hospital.

    " In the past 24 hours, six male and six female babies died. Additionally, 12 adults died from different ailments, mainly snake bites. We faced a few obstacles since various staff were being transferred," he said.

    "We are the only tertiary-level care centre within an area of 70 to 80 kilometres. So, patients come to us from far-off places. The number of patients increases on some days and it creates a problem for the budget," he said.

    Chief Minister Eknath Shinde called the deaths "unfortunate" and promised to take measures if additional information about what occurred at the hospital becomes known.

    The Eknath Shinde government 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 take responsibility".

    "A total of 24 lives were lost. Seventy are still critical. There are not enough medical facilities and staff. There were several transfers of nurses and no replacements were provided. There are several 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.