Pa­tients at MBMC hos­pi­tal

Worm-laced upma for

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI/STATE -

In a shock­ing in­ci­dent, pa­tients ad­mit­ted to the ma­ter­nity ward of Mira Bhayan­dar Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (MBMC) run-Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi Hos­pi­tal in Mira Road, were al­legedly served with Worm-laced poha as break­fast on Mon­day morn­ing.

As the pa­tients were served with upma as break­fast, one of them Nisha Had­mode no­ticed worms in them and im­me­di­ately alerted other pa­tients.

“Im­me­di­ately af­ter the pantry staffers served the break­fast, my daugh­ter-in­law Nisha Had­mode who has de­liv­ered a baby boy on Satur­day, found 4 to 5 worms crawl­ing on the up­pama. We im­me­di­ately brought this to the no­tice of on duty para med­i­cal staff and even showed them the eat­a­bles laced with worms.” said Nisha’s, mother-in-law who was wit­ness to the in­ci­dent.

“I have reg­is­tered an of­fi­cial com­plaint in this con­text with the hos­pi­tal au­thor­i­ties who have as­sured ac­tion,” said Nisha’s hus­band Dhanan­jay Had­mode. While hos­pi­tal au­thor­i­ties re­fused to com­ment, civic chief B G Pawar when con­tacted said, “It’s a very se­ri­ous is­sue and I as­sure that those re­spon­si­ble for such fa­tal neg­li­gence are pun­ished and such in­ci­dents are not re­peated.” For­tu­nately, those who hap­pened to have eaten some upma (be­fore be­ing cau­tioned) did not suf­fer from any med­i­cal prob­lem and seemed to be al­right.

“The food served by the hos­pi­tal pantry has been hor­ri­ble, but just be­cause the cater­ing agency is sup­ported by in­flu­en­tial politi­cians, the au­thor­i­ties have been turn­ing a blind eye to such ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties which is di­rectly re­lated to the health of pa­tients,” al­leged so­cial ac­tivist Sul­tan Pa­tel who has de­manded a high level probe into the mat­ter.

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