Patient bitten by rat in Mumbai civic hospital dies

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Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI) A 24-year-old patient, who was bitten by a rat near his eye at civic-run Rajawadi Hospital in suburban Ghatkopar, died on Wednesday, said BMC officials.

They said the patient was suffering from alcohol-related liver disease and was in a very critical condition since the day of his admission in the hospital.

On Tuesday, a relative of the patient had alleged that a rat had bitten near his eye, when he was admitted to the ICU of the civic-run hospital, prompting the city Mayor Kishori Pednekar to order a probe.

The hospital management had confirmed the rat bite incident.

According to the officials, the patient was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state. PTI KK RSY RSY

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