Patient at Rajawadi Hospital gets bitten by a rat; BMC orders inquiry

Addressing the same, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, has informed that patient's condition is not good and has warned the hospital administration regarding the same. Further investigation is underway.

Patient at Rajawadi Hospital gets bitten by a rat; BMC orders inquiry

A shocking incident was reported at Mumbai's Rajawadi Hospital where a rat bit near a patient's eye while he was unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Upon knowing the same, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials were informed about the incident.

Addressing the issue Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has stated that the condition of the patient is not well and that the eyelids and the surrounding area have been gnawed. She has ordered necessary action to be taken. Reports also state that the garbage was dumped near the ICU which is located on the ground floor of the hospital. 

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Officials confirmed that the ward is closed from all sides, however, care should have been taken by the officials. But since the ICU is on the ground floor, the rat could have entered from the door, and since the patient is on the ventilator, he must not have felt anything about pain or discomfort. 

The 24-year-old patient, Srinivas Yallapa, was admitted to Rajawadi Municipal Hospital two days ago due to breathlessness. Medical reports state that he was been diagnosed with meningitis and liver damage. His relatives noticed blood coming out of his eye this morning. The nurse who noticed this informed the doctor who then examined her eyes and confirmed that the wound was superficial. 

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Understanding the seriousness of the matter, officials from the BMC have asked for an inquiry, post which further steps will be taken. Further investigation is underway. 

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