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Nair Hospital's COVID ward flooded after heavy rainfall

As per reports, water seeped at Nair Hospital, and doctors had to treat the patients in knee-deep water overnight. Furthermore, COVID19 ward's medical supplies, garbage cans were seen floating.

Nair Hospital's COVID ward flooded after heavy rainfall
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Mumbai has been experiencing torrential rainfall since late hours Tuesday, September 22, 2020. As per reports gathered from several areas of the city, showers continued in the city until early of Wednesday, September 23, 2020, due to which many low-lying areas of Mumbai were flooded in the morning.

Following the heavy rainfall, Mumbai's Nair Hospital faced waterlogging, and patients who were admitted in the COVID ward suffered due to the incident. Reports state that visitors and patients experienced knee-deep water near the entrance of Nair Hospital in Mumbai, and this posed difficulty for the citizens and the hospital staff to get in and out of the hospital.

It is said that the water seeped into the COVID19 facility at Nair Hospital, and doctors had to treat the patients in knee-deep water overnight. Furthermore, COVID19 ward's medical supplies, garbage cans were seen floating. Owing to this condition, hospital staff and patients fear the spread of infection.

Observing this, many have expressed that the municipality needs to work on solving this issue immediately, and finding a solution for waterlogging which is experienced every year in the city.  

The meteorological department has issued forecast of heavy rains in Mumbai for the next 24 hours. Keeping this in mind, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked all the offices to remain closed, except for essential services. Furthermore, citizens have been asked to leave their homes only if necessary.

Traffic across the city has been diverted due to waterlogging and flooding in several areas of Mumbai.

Skymet forecast stated that during the last 24 hours, Santacruz observatory of Mumbai has recorded 286.4 mm rain and Colaba recorded 148 mm of rain. Heavy spells are anticipated on Wednesday and the activities over Mumbai and suburbs will subside by Thursday, September 24, 2020.

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