On Wednesday, police filed a FIR against Shiv Sena MP Hemant Patil, a day after he ordered the acting dean of a government hospital in Maharashtra’s Nanded to clean unclean toilets.
After the death of 31 patients at the Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital between September 30 and October 2, the Hingoli member of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena ordered Shyam Rao Wakode, the acting dean of the hospital, to clean the toilets.
Wakode made a police report against Patil and numerous others. According to an official, the FIR was filed under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to discourage a public worker from performing his duties), 500 (defamation), and 506 (criminal intimidation), as well as provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Shiv Sena MP Hemant Patil on Tuesday made the acting dean of the government hospital in Nanded, where 31 patients have died in 48 hours, clean a dirty toilet and urinals, a video of which has gone viral.— Dr Manoj Chaudhary (@MK_Chaudhary04) October 3, 2023
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Patil can be seen delivering a broom to Wakode and ordering him to clean a toilet and wall-mounted urinals in a video that went viral on Tuesday. Patil later compelled Wakode to clean a toilet in the hospital’s Ward No. 6. “This resulted in an increase in my blood pressure,” Wakode stated in his complaint, according to PTI.
“The government spends crores, but the situation here pains me.” For months, the toilets had not been cleaned. The restrooms in the hospital’s wards are locked. “There is no water in the toilets,” Patil told a television outlet on Tuesday.