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Mumbai: Health department is the most neglected in Maharashtra, says Sanjay Raut

Updated on: 03 October,2023 10:37 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Nanded hospital deaths: The health department is the most neglected in Maharashtra, says Sanjay Raut

Mumbai: Health department is the most neglected in Maharashtra, says Sanjay Raut

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On Tuesday, speaking about the 24 deaths, including that of 12 infants, which were reported between September 30 and October 1 in Nanded's government hospital, MP Sanjay Raut stated that the health department is the most neglected department in Maharashtra.


Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut was speaking to the media about the death of 24 patients at Dr Shankarrao Chavan Medical College and Hospital in Nanded.


Sanjay Raut says, "The health condition of Maharashtra has always been on the better side but for the last 1 year, in a way all the government departments of Maharashtra are working, neither the Health Minister is concerned, nor the doctors are working, and no one has any control. The health department is the most neglected department in Maharashtra."


Meanwhile, the Congress on Tuesday demanded a thorough investigation into 24 deaths at a government hospital in Nanded with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge raising questions on the state government's health system.

Slamming the Shinde government over the death of 24 people in 24 hours, National Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar asserted that the incident highlights the failure of government systems and called for a serious response to ensure the safety of patients. Pawar took to X and said "The unfortunate incident of death of 24 people including 12 newborns in 24 hours in a government hospital in Nanded is literally shocking."

Amid the outrage among the Opposition, on Tuesday, Shyamrao Wakode, the Dean of Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital Nanded, rejected allegations of negligence against the hospital. Wakode claimed that the deceased patients were suffering from different medical ailments such as diabetes, liver failure, and kidney failure.

He also emphasised that there was no shortage of medicines or doctors, and the patients were given proper care.

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