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Patient missing from Nair Hospital ward found dead

Ehsan Shaikh found dead near canteen; probe ordered

Mumbai: A senior citizen who went missing from the civic-run Nair Hospital’s ward No. 22 was found dead in the campus on Monday. According to the hospital authorities, Ehsan Abdul Shaikh, 60, went missing at noon on Monday and his body was found at around 1.35 pm near the hospital canteen.

The Municipal Commissioner has demanded an explanation and asked for an inquiry into the case.

The hospital dean, Dr. Ramesh Bharmal, said the patient was admitted on Sunday with high fever. “He had tested positive for dengue. He also had bleeding in his lungs,” said Dr. Bharmal. The nurse, he said, noticed the patient was missing and alerted the security.

Preliminary findings during the post mortem, however, revealed that Shaikh, a Hyderabad resident, had a fracture in his hip bone and abscesses in his liver and lungs. He also had severe septicaemia. Doctors have preserved samples for histopathology. Shaikh was found in his regular clothes and not the hospital gown. Hospital authorities said he was admitted under Dr. Vrinda Kulkarni, who is in the Medicine Department. Shaikh’s son, who was accompanying him, claimed his body.

Dr. Bharmal and Dr Kulkarni will conduct the inquiry into the incident.

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