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Maharashtra: Overcrowded hospital poses problems

The huge inflow of patients is compelling the District General Hospital to accommodate more patients than its capacity.



Gadchiroli: The huge inflow of patients is compelling the District General Hospital in this Naxal hotbed to accommodate more patients than its capacity, thus posing problems not only for the hospital authorities but also causing inconvenience to the people.

Having a 226-bed capacity, as of now 350 patients are admitted in the hospital, who are being accommodated on floor beds, its civil surgeon Dr RS Faruqui said.

The hospital is accommodating 43 percent more patients than its capacity, Faruqui said, adding that to add to their woes, they are also short of 12 class II and 13 class I doctors.

Patients from distant places like Pakhanjur in adjoining Chhattisgarh state and the neighbouring district of Chandrapur also throng the hospital, thereby making it overcrowded and difficult to be managed, another hospital official lamented.
PTI

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