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After Sion Hospital, video of bodies lying next to patients at KEM Hospital emerges


After Sion Hospital, video of bodies lying next to patients at KEM Hospital emerges
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Some days back, a video shot at Sion Hospital showing bodies wrapped in polythene next to COVID-19 patients had emerged on social media.

Now a similar video has been shared by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Nitesh Rane. The video is of KEM Hospital and showcases a similar scenario of patients lying next to bodies wrapped in polythene.

Earlier, when the video of Sion Hospital was shared by the BJP leader, an outrage had emerged in the opposition party leaders who launched an attack against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and questioned the healthcare system in Maharashtra.

In his tweet, BJP MLA Nitesh Rane has mentioned, “KEM hospital today at 7 am! I think the BMC wants us to get used to seeing dead bodies around us while taking treatment because they just don’t want to improve! Feel bad for the health workers too who have to work in such conditions!! Is there any hope?”

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, several hospitals in Mumbai had been converted into dedicated COVID-19 facilities. The state-run KEM hospital is one of the devoted coronavirus facility in the state capital.

When the Sion Hospital dean Pramod Ingale was asked about the situation in the hospital, he stated that the relatives of the deceased were reluctant to take the bodies home. As a consequence, the bodies were kept there unattended.

Ingale added that the bodies have been removed now, furthermore stating that probe into the matter will be conducted to get a clear picture of the situation. Ingale was further questioned about why the bodies were not shifted to a mortuary. 

Following the outrage regarding the Sion Hospital video, a press release was issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) saying that a probe will likely be performed into the genuineness of the video.

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