Decomposed body of missing patient found in hospital toilet after 15 days, Hospital MS suspended
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently suspended the Medical Superintendent from his post after a decomposed body of missing tuberculosis (TB), Covid positive patient was found in the toilet of Sewri TB Hospital after about 14 days.
In wake of the untoward incident, the Corporation has also called for departmental inquiry against the doctors, para-medical staff, nurses and ward boys of the hospital.
The case concerned a 27-year old patient, who was admitted to the COVID and TB ward of the hospital on September 30 after he tested positive for the virus. However, he went missing from the hospital on October 4 but it was only on October 25 that his body was discovered by a cleaner who informed the administration.
After receiving complaints of foul smell, the hospital officials opened the door of the cubicle to find a severely decomposed body of the reportedly 'missing' patient.
It has been suspected that the patient collapsed and died inside the bathroom because of his weak condition inside the toilet-cubicle of the isolation ward of the hospital. The patient's identity was ascertained after viewing the post-mortem report.
Earlier, BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal had instructed to keep a bedpan for every patient in July in view of the fact that patients are not fully capable of making bathroom visits on their own at night. He also ordered video surveillance of all patients but the TB Hospital has been found to be reportedly working against the instructions risking the safety and health of patients.