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Jalgaon Hospital: Marketing executives mother dies waiting for bed; grandmother’s body found in toilet

In a shocking case of medical negligence, a marketing executive, who works in Pune and hails from Jalgaon, lost two family members, both of whom were COVID-19 positive. While the executive ? Harshal Neketes (32) mother Tila Nehete (60) died while waiting for an ICU bed on May 31, his grandmother Malati Nehetes (82) decomposed dead body was found in the hospital’s toilet on June 10 days after she went missing from the same hospital.

Both Tila and Malati tested positive for COVID-19 on May 23 and were earlier admitted at a railway hospital. As their condition worsened, both of them were taken to the COVID-19 dedicated facility at the civil hospital. While Tila succumbed to coronavirus waiting for an ICU bed for six hours on May 31, Malati was admitted on June 1. It is being reported that Malati was shifted to the ward meant for suspected COVID-19 patients instead of the ward meant for COVID-19 positive patients.

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When the Harshal contacted the hospital on June 2 regarding his grandmother, he was informed that Malati was missing and she had simply walked away. A missing persons complaint was filed by the family immediately. The police officials visited the wards and corridors at the hospital but could not find Malati.

Shockingly, Harshal says that while his mother Tila was at the railway hospital, she had told him that once she collapsed in the toilet over there and no one from the hospital came to help her. It was after another patient came to the toilet that she went to her bed again. Thinking this, Harshal suggested to look for his grandmother in the toilet but no one checked the toilets at the civil hospital.

For eight days, no one from the hospital staff went to clean the toilet cubicle, where Malatis body was found. Her decomposed body was discovered only when patients in the ward complained that they could no longer bear the stench. After the body was found, District Collector Avinash Dhakne immediately asked for a check against Malatis photo suspecting that it could be her.

Following the incident, five officials of the hospital including Dean Dr BS Khaire were suspended. Secretary of the Medical Education, Sanjay Mukherjee informed that a detailed probe has been ordered. It is being reported that before Malati, three other ?breathless COVID-19 patients had passed away while reaching the toilet in the isolation ward of the civil hospital.

 Such episodes shake the faith of public in the system. I have arranged for COVID-19 treatment in two private hospitals and all critical patients will be shifted there, District Collector Dhakne said.

Harshals wife is in the final month of her pregnancy and his father Tulsiram is recovering from COVID-19 at a private hospital in Nashik. No one in the family could attend the funerals of his mother and grandmother. We can afford treatment in a private hospital but rules did not allow COVID-19 patients to get admitted there. Who is responsible for my grandmother’s deathAnil Nehete, a close relative told a daily.

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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.

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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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