In an unfortunate incident, nine patients died on Monday in two different hospitals at Nalasopara in Palghar district of Maharashtra.
A large crowd gathered at the hospitals as the rumor spread that the cause of their death was shortage of medical oxygen, said a police official.
The situation was closely monitored by senior police inspectors of Tulinj and Nallasopara police stations and senior officers, he added.
“It’s only hospital accepting critical patients in the area. Those patients died either due to their age or co-morbidities,” said a doctor from from one of the two hospitals.