Nanded Hospital Deaths: An MP from the ruling Shiv Sena gave the dean instructions to clean a filthy toilet in a government hospital in Nanded, Maharashtra, where 31 people have died in the past 48 hours. Hemant Patil, a Shiv Sena (Shinde group) MP, went to the Shankarrao Chavan Government Hospital on Tuesday to assess the situation after the fatalities made national headlines. When Patil noticed a dirty bathroom, he grabbed the hospital’s dean, Shyamrao Wakode, and demanded that he clean it.
MP Takes Matters into His Own Hands
As the dean empties the toilet, MP is standing and holding a pipe while also setting a container, a bottle, and a toilet brush on a window. Then, when Wakode shoots streams of soiled water into the toilet while brandishing a wiper, Patil can be seen spraying water into the toilet. The hospital reported 24 deaths in 24 hours on Monday, then on Tuesday, that figure increased to 31 in 48 hours. 71 individuals are reportedly in critical condition.
Hospital Dean Denies Medical Malpractice Amid Criticism Over Patient Deaths
On Monday, Wakode had denied claims of medical malpractice and said that there was no lack of either doctors or medications. He had claimed that although the patients received the required care, they did not benefit from it. The Shiv Sena (Shinde group), the BJP, and the Ajit Pawar faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) make up the Maharashtra cabinet, which is led by Eknath Shinde.