Mumbai: In a rare incident which exposed the incompetence of the maintenance department of LTMGH, 100s were washed away when an amniotic sac in labor burst causing flash floods in Ward 12. The sac was reportedly 9 months old and the twin residents were warned by MUHS (Municipal Union for Hospitality Services) in the past.
The QuackDoc caught up with Ganpat, a ward Mama who had a miraculous escape. “We were all sleeping like always when suddenly we heard a blast. Initially we thought it was the Registrar scolding the Houseman but when we saw newborns running out of the labor room,we knew something was wrong. Next moment the lights went out and I found myself riding a 1 foot tall wave. Luckily, I climbed onto the USG machine floating close to me.”
In the wake of the aftermath, nurses were seen carrying the placenta stealing ward cats on their shoulders and walking through the slimy fluid….Many cribs were destroyed, ward incubators flooded. As the fear of the Tsunami looms over, many patients from the ‘non existent’ Ward 13 were shifted to the college hostel across the road.The disaster management team from PSM department which saw the event live from the satellite room swung into action and now claims to get things back to normal in 3-4 days.
Among the most hard hit were the houseman from all units who were rendered homeless. “We spent out entire 1st year in the ward side room. Even daily chores like drinking and dancing were done there”, recollected Anand Nanawati, a famous Mumbai based gynecologist and an alumni of LTMMC. The Dean of LTMMC Sangam has labelled it as a very unfortunate natural calamity. “We have forwarded our request to MUHS for a new drainage system in LTMGH, it is likely to cost around 3 Crores”, he added with a wicked smile.
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