Amidst heavy rainfall, a shocking incident of severe waterlogging was reported in Bihar’s Nalanda Hospital, the state’s second largest government hospital.
Scary visuals from Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) showed that even the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was waterlogged with dirty rainwater, forcing hospital staff and doctors to wade in the water-logged room to treat patients.
Medical concern in Patna peaked on Sunday as reports stated that fish were spotted swimming in the ICU, news agency ANI reported.
The disturbing visuals from the flooded hospital reveal the acute apathy of the local administration concerning the welfare of citizens, reported Times Now.
Visuals accessed from the hospital show corridors and wards flooded with unclean water. Waterlogging has also been reported outside the hospital. Water from the streets had also seeped into the ICU of the hospital.
Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly and former deputy chief minister, Tejashwi Yadav, took to Twitter to condemn the situation and hit out at Nitish Kumar government. He wrote, “Hope the (ruling) JDU doesn’t declare even this phenomenon as a stunt performed by Rain God Indra. Even Lord Indra is exposing the 14 years of misrule by a wrong government.”
Bihar’s 2nd largest Hospital NMCH has turned into an aquarium that too filled with drain water.
कहीं जदयू इसे भी इंद्र भगवान का स्टंट घोषित ना कर दें। इंद्र देव भी 14 साल की ग़लत सरकार की ग़लत नीतियों को उजागर कर रहे है। pic.twitter.com/Ft3VgPwddt
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 29, 2018
His second tweet read, “Nitish Kumar’s model of development. ICU of NMCH is swimming in drain water, fishes seen in ICU. Mind you, you cant question Nitish Kumar as his conscience is fast asleep and snoring with BJP.”
As per the Aaj Tak report, several attendees of the patients had to spend the night at the hospital standing in the waterlogged rooms, waiting for the water to subside by morning. However, the hospital premises continued to be flooded owing to the heavy rains.
Nalanda Medical College is the second-largest government hospital in the state capital and is spread over 100 acres and has around 750 beds.