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Two residents of the Diva building suffered burn injuries when they turned on electricity to find out the source of gas leak.
“He was on the second level of the pyramid when the person above him slipped and fell on Suraj,” said Sachin Jadhav, Kadam’s uncle. “Suraj’ mandal friends rushed him to a local hospital where they were told to take him to a tertiary care hospital, as he did not have any movement in his lower limbs”
Two suspected leptospirosis deaths have been reported in Mumbai, bringing the total number of suspected deaths this year to three. The city has also seen 661 cases of leptospirosis, the highest in five years. Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria and is commonly transmitted to humans through cuts or ingestion of floodwater. The city has issued an advisory for citizens who have come into contact with rainwater to take preventive medication.
KEM Hospital in Mumbai is struggling to fill six vacancies for intensivists in its ICUs, despite offering higher salaries. The hospital has resorted to pulling doctors from other departments to manage critically ill patients. The shortage of intensivists is also affecting the hospital's organ donation programme. Doctors are hesitant to join the hospital due to better pay and more flexible working hours in private hospitals, as well as discouraging regulations in the BMC. The BMC has decided to train its doctors in critical care medicine and has allocated 100 ICU beds in another hospital to address the crisis.
The four-member internal committee comprises Dr Harish Pathak, academic dean and head of the forensic medicine department, Dr Mohan Desai, professor and head of the orthopaedic department, Dr Sunil Karande, professor and head of the paediatric department and Dr Anjali Rajadhaksha, professor, medicine department
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 11:27 PM IST