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Nanded: The government hospital in Maharashtra’s Nanded where 31 people died in 48 hours has nauseatingly poor hygiene standards, raising concerns about the patients’ safety.
A footage emerged from the hospital showed pigs in the yard and open drainage next to the canteen that serve foods to both the patients and their carers, according to NDTV.
The nauseating scenes at Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital in central Maharashtra has raised big questions about the basic hygiene being expected of a health facility.
Patients and their carers went about their daily chores such as brushing their teeth or washing utensil amid filth and pigs beside clogged the drains, according to NDTV.
As authorities look for reasons behind serial deaths at the hospital, the deplorably unhygienic surroundings emerged in the footage tells the story of official neglect.
When asked about the unhygienic situation, a woman who was washing a vessel near the open sewage, said ‘this is how it is every day.
‘We can't use the toilet. We get nothing here; we have to go out for medicines and everything else. Where will the poor people go? another person was quoted as saying.
A patient’s relative said people have to buy everything from outsides as nothing is available there, adding ‘If you have don't have money, your child will die".
The footage showed a woman emerging with a broom saying she worked at the canteen but cleaned the area next to the canteen.
Another woman urged the media outlet to see the condition at the maternity ward which, according to her, would help understand patients’ situation at the hospital.
A contractual sweeper said one employee has to clean multiple wards, and demanded two-three cleaners in every ward, asking how one person could handle multiple wards.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde yesterday denied any shortage of medicine supply at the hospital, adding that his government has taken the deaths very seriously.