According to reliable sources, 31 people died between September 30 and October 1 at Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital in Nanded, Maharastra. Though just 24 deaths were officially confirmed, the newest data put the death toll at 31.
In the midst of the uproar over the death, the hospital dean has refuted all claims that the deaths were caused by a lack of drugs and staff. According to Shyamrao Wakode, the deceased patients had a variety of diseases, including diabetes, liver failure, and kidney failure.
“These children were suffering from various illnesses.” There were eight patients between the ages of 70 and 80 among the adults. They experienced a variety of issues, including diabetes, liver failure, and kidney failure. “Patients usually come here in critical condition,” said Wakode, adding, “there was no shortage of medicines or doctors.” The patients were given proper care, but their bodies did not respond to the treatment, resulting in their deaths,” he stated.
He further stated that 12 people perished as a result of various maladies such as snake bites, arsenic and phosphorus poisoning.
Meanwhile, the three-person expert group formed to investigate the killings will deliver its report on Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, an expert group was created, according to Dr Dilip Mhaisekar, director of Medical Education and Research in Maharashtra. “A three-member expert committee from Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (formerly Aurangabad) district has been formed, with a deadline of 1 p.m. on Tuesday.” “I am personally going to the hospital to assess the situation,” Mhaisekar stated.
According to Dr. Dilip Mhaisekar, head of Medical Education and Research in Maharashtra, the Nanded government hospital would submit its report on Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Opposition has launched an attack on the Eknath Shinde government over the fatalities in a government hospital in Maharashtra’s Nanded, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and NCP chairman Sharad Pawar lamenting the state government’s inaction.
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, claimed that the BJP government spends crores of rupees on publicity but has no funds for children’s medicines. Rahul Gandhi offered his sincere condolences to all the deceased families in a post on X, saying the news of the loss of 24 individuals, including 12 babies, due to a lack of medications in a government hospital in Maharashtra is terribly saddening. “The BJP government spends thousands of crores of rupees on public relations, but there is no money for children’s medicines?” “The lives of the poor have no value in the eyes of the BJP,” he claimed.
Jairam Ramesh, general secretary of the Congress, encouraged Modi to break his “silence” on the issue.
Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge demanded a thorough investigation into the incident, calling it “extremely painful, serious, and concerning.” “Continuous such accidents have cast doubt on the state government’s health-care system.” We want a thorough inquiry so that the perpetrators of this irresponsibility face harsh judicial punishment,” he added.