The Nair Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 hospital in central Mumbai, has been flooded after heavy overnight rainfall in the Maharashtra state capital, which has reported more than 45,000 cases of coronavirus till now.
A video, shared widely on the internet, shows knee-deep water in a section of the hospital where containers can be seen floating with PPE-clad healthcare workers standing in the background. No patients can be in the area that has been captured in this video.
City’s western suburbs received around 150 mm-200 mm of rainfall, according to the weather office, at a time when the country’s financial capital is fighting coronavirus, triggering concerns of violation of government-mandated social distancing norms.
#WATCH Maharashtra: Mumbai's Nair Hospital flooded following heavy rainfall in the city. It is a COVID-19 dedicated hospital.
As per Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai city received 173 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/DLPOWe2gPc
— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2020