Medicine Shortage Nightmare: How Hospital Deaths In Maharashtra Raise Alarm

The Nanded government medical college and hospital in Maharashtra recorded 35 deaths from September 30 to October 3, with 24 occurring daily. A municipal hospital in Thane saw 18 fatalities in 24 hours a month ago.

On August 25, the administration of Eknath Shinde requested an investigation. We haven’t received word yet. After 11 additional patients died at Nanded’s hospital on Tuesday, a “high-profile committee probe” was announced. The state government should have avoided wasting time investigating this for obvious reasons.

There is consensus among medical professionals, academics, activists, patients, and their loved ones on the severity of the situation. In addition, staff turnover needs a corresponding increase in medical professionals, broken CT scanners, overflowing trash cans, unclean restrooms, and, most significantly, an alarming lack of life-saving drugs.

Government hospitals throughout Maharashtra have been suffering from a medication shortage for weeks due to the government’s failure to effectively implement the Medical Goods Acquisition Act’s new nodal agency for purchasing and distributing medications. The old one gradually becomes obsolete as the new system gets implemented.

A scene of utter mismanagement

A video showing the hospital dean cleaning toilets. This was done as per the order of Shiv Sena MP Hemant Patil exacerbated the already severe mismanagement situation. These despicable actions do nothing to replace lost personnel or expiring medication supplies.

The Bombay High Court has sought information about the state’s health budget and fatalities. Significant hospital fatalities indicate a widespread public health problem in India. These government hospitals, however, are struggling to make ends meet not in the rural districts of an impoverished state but rather in the state with the most excellent economy.