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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Rain floods Mumbai’s largest municipal hospital, patients moved to higher floors

Doctors said that some sections, such as the paediatric ward, had knee deep water.

mumbai Updated: Aug 29, 2017 17:08 IST
Sadaguru Pandit
Sadaguru Pandit
Hindustan Times
(HT Photo)

KEM Hospital, Mumbai’s largest municipal medical facility with over 2,000 beds, has gone under knee-deep water after heavy rains on Tuesday. Patients had to be moved to the upper floors from the flooded lower level wards.

“We have already moved about 30 patients from ground floor to upper floors. We are taking all measures to ensure patients aren’t inconvenienced,” said Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital.

Doctors said that some sections, such as the paediatric ward, had knee deep water. “I would advise people to not come to the hospital,” said Dr Sagar Mundada, psychiatrist, working at the hospital

Doctors from the hospital said that the water started seeping inside the hospital in the morning. “In no time, wards on ground floor like paediatric went under water. We have heard the situation is almost similar in other hospitals located in low-lying areas,” said a doctor from the hospital.

Meanwhile, doctors at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, said that there was leakage from the ceiling in the third floor in the operation theater. “The water has been dripping from the ceiling since morning,” said a senior resident doctor from the hospital. Surgeries, however, continued, said doctors.

The dean of BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai Central, Ramesh Bharmal, said that there is no water logging where the patients are admitted, however he added there is water logging outside his office.

First Published: Aug 29, 2017 16:18 IST

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