The state-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) in Hyderabad has reportedly been facing a severe water shortage for the past three days.
The Times of India reported that the situation was so bad on Saturday that several patients were sent back to their wards after being prepped for surgeries and draped in surgical gowns.
Speaking to TOI, Dr Najafi Begum, Resident Medical Officer, OGH, blamed the water shortage on a valve problem that stopped supply from the Krishna pipelines and said "Though we have made alternative arrangements through water tankers, the requirement is so huge at OGH that water we are getting is being rationed. There is no problem to emergency and super speciality departments as we are using bore water to supplement their needs."
Other reports suggest that the relatives of patients who were at the hospital, did not even have water in the toilets and added that the administration was falling apart.
Meanwhile, Deccan Chronicle reported that muddy water was being supplied to the hospital from the past two days and the flow was very less.
"Only one operation theatre had a problem. All other theatres are functional. We got water tankers to supply water. On Friday we performed a liver transplant and a kidney transplant. This would not have been possible if there was a water problem. We have made other arrangements and the water department has also been informed to check the issue," OGH superintendent, Dr GVS Murthy told DC.