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Family vandalizes Mumbai hospital after man dies due to non-availability of bed

Family members of a 48-year-old man vandalized the Fortis-Hiranandani Hospital in Navi Mumbai’s Vashi on August 11 after the man died of an heart attack as he was denied admission to the hospital due to non-availibility of beds. 

The man Suresh Chavan, who worked as a vegetable vendor, was a resident of Ghansoli. He was rushed to Fortis Hospital after 2 am when he complained of severe chest pain. However, due to unavailability of critical beds, the family was told to shift him elsewhere. 

Dr Trupti Rathod, Medical superintendent of Fortis-Hiranandani Hospital, told a daily: The patient was brought in to the emergency room at 2:40 am. The medical ream immediately attended to him. While the assessment was underway, his family members enquired about hospitalization and it was communicated to them that all critical care beds were full. Before we could assist the family, the patient collapsed. This occurred within three minutes of the patient’s arrival in the emergency room, 

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Lifesaving procedures were initiated immediately and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was administered but the patient could not be revived. The patient’s family reacted aggressively to the news of the loss of their family member. They even vandalised the hospital and physically assaulted the hospital staff, causing grave injury, Dr Rathod added. 

The deceaseds son, Shubham Chavan, said that his father wasn’t COVID-19 positive. Hindustan Times quoted Shubham as saying, We brought him here as this is a reputed hospital but he was denied treatment. Everything that happened can be seen on the CCTV footage. 

After the hospital lodged a complaint with police, an FIR was lodged against four people.

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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