In the past 24 hours, 24 individuals, including 12 infants, tragically passed away at a government hospital in Nanded, Maharashtra, reportedly due to a shortage of medications. The incident occurred at Shankarao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital.
The deceased suffered from various ailments, including snake bites and poisonings from arsenic and phosphorus.
Dr. Shyamrao Wakode, the in-charge dean of the medical college, cited challenges with staffing changes and difficulties in procuring medicines from the Haffkine Institute.
Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan expressed concern about the situation and called for immediate government assistance, noting that an additional 70 critically ill patients referred from private hospitals in the district also require attention.