Mumbai: Cracking the whip, the Maharashtra government on Thursday suspended the Dean and five others after the horrifying incident of a "missing" 82-year old woman Covid-19 patient being found dead in a toilet of the Jalgaon Civil Hospital.
Health Minister Rajesh Tope said besides Dean B. R. Khaire, a superintendent, the attached medical college principal, nurse and security person were slapped with suspension orders.
The developments came a day after the shocking recovery of the dead body of the 82-year old woman being found from the toilet of the same hospital on Wednesday, as reported by IANS.
Zillapeth Police Station's Senior Police Inspector Akbar Patel said that the Jalgaon Civil Hospital authorities and the family had informed the police that she was "missing" on June 2.
Thereafter, the police made full inquiries in her home-town Bhusaval, checked all patient registers in the presence of the relatives, scanned CCTV footage, etc and then registered the complaint on June 6, Patel told IANS on Wednesday.
The woman had tested Covid-19 positive on May 27 and had been admitted to another hospital before she was shifted to the JCH and police teams were sent there to investigate.
The JCH authorities confirmed that she was seen in the ward till June 2 after which the whereabouts of the woman were not known.
It was on Wednesday morning when some people reported a foul smell emanating from one of the toilets in the hospital and the missing woman's body was found there.