New Delhi, March 24, 2019 (ANI): A hospital in India has closed due to “unpreviously unprecedented” pandemic, said the state health department (SAD).
On Wednesday, the hospital in Agra, in Uttar Pradesh state, reported that the hospital had closed due “unforeseen circumstances”, including the outbreak of a coronavirus.
In a tweet, SAD said the closure had been initiated by the hospital’s management after “unexpected” developments at the hospital over the past few days.
The SAD did not give any details on the reasons for the closure.
A few days earlier, the state government had issued a directive to the health department to shut down the hospital.
The government had said that the closure was necessary due to the “unusual and unprecedented circumstances” and “unimaginable financial burden”.
The hospital is one of the top five hospitals in the country and has served more than 20,000 patients in the last five years.
The SAD’s announcement came just one day after the Delhi high court ordered the closure of two other hospitals, including the one in Agarwal, which has seen a surge in the number of patients.
The government has imposed a three-day shutdown on the country’s 28,000 hospital beds, which have become the world’s busiest in the past month.