Within a day since the death of 24 patients at a government-run hospital in Maharashtra's Nanded came to light, the District Information Office (DIO) of Nanded on Tuesday confirmed that seven more deaths have occurred at the same facility between October 1 and 2.
As per media reports, twelve of the 24 who succumbed to death between September 30 and October 1 were infants, a top Maharashtra health department official said on Monday.
What did the officials say?
Yesterday, in its official statement released on Monday, the Nanded district collectorate said that between September 30 and October 1, a total of 24 deaths were reported at the hospital.
"Among the 12 adults who lost their lives, five were male and seven female. Four adults had heart-related ailments, one was suffering from an unknown poisoning, one had a liver issue, two were kidney patients, and one case was of complications during pregnancy. There were three accident cases," it said.
Among the deceased infants, four were brought to the hospital at the last stage, the collectorate statement said.
In a social media post, the Nanded DIO said, "The facts related to the death of patients at Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital is as follows: 24 deaths between September 30 and October 1; seven deaths between October 1 and 2."
डॉ. शंकरराव चव्हाण शासकीय वैद्यकीय महाविद्यालय व रुग्णालय रुग्णांचे मृत्यू वस्तुस्थिती.— District Information Office, Nanded (@InfoNanded) October 3, 2023
▪️दिनांक ३० सप्टेंबर ते १ ऑक्टोबरच्या या या कालावधीत एकूण मृत्यू २४.
▪️दिनांक १ ते २ ऑक्टोबर कालावधीत एकूण मृत्यू ७ झाले. कृपया घाबरू नये. संपूर्ण डॉक्टर्सची टीम तत्पर आहे. @MahaDGIPRpic.twitter.com/6GX4pHFQYG
"Please do not panic. A team of doctors is ready," it added.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Hasan Mushrif will visit the GMCH in Nanded on Tuesday. He will also address a press conference following his visit to the hospital, a district official said.