Fishes swim in ICU as hospitals remains flooded

machines shut down

The media had a field day as the various footage of fishes swimming in the ICU was shown on channels.

In Bihar, the past 48 hours of rain had resulted in the flooding of hospitals.

Rainwater mixed with storm drain water entered the state-run Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna and later flooded the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital as well, on Sunday.

Small fishes were swimming among used bandages and syringes were floating around the stagnant water in them.

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One of the nurses at the ICU echoed similar opinion and alleged that along with fish, there were snakes, scorpions, and leeches in the water. Several machines too have been shut down as well.

The rainwater also entered Magadh Hospital, a prominent privately-run hospital located in the Rajendra Nagar locality of the state capital, causing much inconvenience to the patients and staff alike.

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Rajendra Nagar and Kankarbag were the localities worst hit by waterlogging.

The rainwaters also flooded the home of Bihar’s deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

Heavy rains over the past two days also blocked traffic on Patna’s main Bailey Road, considered the lifeline of the state capital, after a large portion of the road caved in on Sunday.

The incident prompted the authorities to divert traffic from this road.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar while taking the matter seriously visited the spot in the company of senior officials and had a close inspection of the damaged site.

The chief minister has ordered an investigation into the entire incident.

“Bailey Road is more than 100 years old but nothing happens before. As per our knowledge, previously Sone river flowed by this site … we will be investigating into the entire issues,” Kumar told the media on Sunday.

Now, questions are being raised on the efforts of the state government to include Patna into the list of Smart Cities in next few years.


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