Pune, (EMS). Every day 1080 patients are admitted to the in-patient department of Pune’s Sassoon Sarvopachar Hospital and on an average 18 patients die every day.
It is reported that often, when the condition of a patient admitted in a private hospital becomes critical, he is admitted to Sassoon Hospital. Therefore, it is recorded that the death occurred in Sassoon, says the hospital administration. A patient was undergoing treatment for the last 15 days in a reputed hospital of the city. Where the expenses were increasing and the health of the patient was not improving. Therefore this patient was brought to Sassoon Hospital. But there was no space in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Sassoon. A doctor of the hospital, on condition of anonymity, said that the relatives were insisting that this patient be admitted. Doctors here said that due to the high number of such patients admitted, it is difficult to get a seat in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
The population of the city and district has increased over the years. However, the number of government hospitals has not increased in comparison. As a result, the facilities and manpower of Sassoon General Hospital are inadequate compared to the increasing number of patients. Due to more patients being admitted than the capacity of the hospital, patients have to wait for treatment in all departments. The hospital has a high number of patients coming from Pune city, district along with Sangli, Satara, Solapur, city and across the state. The doctors here say that the pressure on the hospital has increased considerably.
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