Amid rising Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, a shocking incident took place in a hospital in Mumbai's Sion. The dead bodies of Covid-19 patients were allegedly kept next to patients undergoing treatment in a hospital. Reacting on the incident, former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that the state government should take immediate action.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Fadnavis said that it is an extremely serious matter and if the state government let this kind of incident happen, it would seem like Maharashtra does not have a guardian. Meanwhile, reports said that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ordered an enquiry into a case of mishandling of Covid-19 positive dead bodies in the city.
सायन हॉस्पिटल मधली घटना अत्यंत गंभीर आहे.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) May 7, 2020
प्रेतांच्या बाजूला रुग्णांना उपचार घ्यावे लागावे ही अत्यंत गंभीर बाब आहे.
मुंबईकरांचा कोणीच वाली नाही का असा प्रश्न निर्माण होत आहे.
शासनाने तात्काळ लक्ष घालावे व अशी घटना पुन्हा होणार नाही याची खबरदारी घ्यावी.#CoronaInMumbai
The incident was first flagged by BJP leader Nitesh Rane who on Wednesday night tweeted a video and blamed the Mumbai civic body of 'mismanagement'. He claimed that the dean of Sion hospital said that the relatives of Covid patients do not come to take the bodies, so they are kept in the hospital. The BJP leader called it a medical emergency.