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Rat-bitten patient shifted to NIMS, Hyderabad

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Published on: April 1, 2022 | Updated on: April 2, 2022

State government appoints new superintendent for MGM Hospital

Terming the incident at MGM Hospital unfortunate, the minister said state government has immediately suspended two duty doctors responsible for the incident.  Representational image/ANI

Terming the incident at MGM Hospital unfortunate, the minister said state government has immediately suspended two duty doctors responsible for the incident. Representational image/ANI

HANAMKONDA: New superintendent of MGM (Mahatma Gandhi Memorial) Hospital Dr. V. Chandrasekhar on Friday ordered staff to take immediate necessary steps to rid the hospital from the menace of rats.

Receiving orders from the superintendent, hospital employees have placed rat traps in Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) and other nine blocks of the hospital to catch rats. Incidentally, MGM came into state-wide focus on Thursday after an unconscious patient undergoing treatment was found in his bed soaked in blood after having been bitten by rats. Patient Srinivas, with serious injuries, has since been shifted to NIMS Hospital in Hyderabad for better treatment. 

Additional collector Sreevatsav, who conducted an inquiry, submitted a report to the state government. Based on that, two doctors Dr. Yakub Naik and Dr. Md. Abeedi, who are on contractual services, have been terminated. Meanwhile, panchayat raj minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, accompanied by Director of Medical Education Ramesh Reddy visited the hospital on Friday.

Terming the incident at MGM Hospital unfortunate, the minister said state government has immediately suspended two duty doctors responsible for the incident. In addition, the hospital superintendent has also been transferred. The minister disclosed that action is also being taken against the agency looking after sanitation in the hospital.

He asked people to continue visiting MGM Hospital without any worry, as the government has taken all measures to ensure that such incidents are not repeated in future.

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