Bhayandar: In a shocking incident, patients admitted to the maternity ward of Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) run-Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi Hospital in Mira Road, were allegedly served with Worm-laced poha as breakfast on Monday morning.
As the patients were served with upma as breakfast, one of them Nisha Hadmode noticed worms in them and immediately alerted other patients. “Immediately after the pantry staffers served the breakfast, my daughter-in-law Nisha Hadmode who has delivered a baby boy on Saturday, found 4 to 5 worms crawling on the uppama. We immediately brought this to the notice of on duty para medical staff and even showed them the eatables laced with worms.” said Nisha’s, mother-in-law who was witness to the incident.
“I have registered an official complaint in this context with the hospital authorities who have assured action,” said Nisha’s husband Dhananjay Hadmode. While hospital authorities refused to comment, civic chief B G Pawar when contacted said, “It’s a very serious issue and I assure that those responsible for such fatal negligence are punished and such incidents are not repeated.” Fortunately, those who happened to have eaten some upma (before being cautioned) did not suffer from any medical problem and seemed to be alright.
“The food served by the hospital pantry has been horrible, but just because the catering agency is supported by influential politicians, the authorities have been turning a blind eye to such irregularities which is directly related to the health of patients,” alleged social activist Sultan Patel who has demanded a high level probe into the matter.