The unsanitary conditions were found at the Dr Shankarrao Chavan Medical College and Hospital in the Maharashtra region, in which the 31 deaths happened between 30th September and 2nd October.
Shiv Sena MP Hemant Patil, who visited the hospital on Tuesday, 3rd October, ordered the dean to clean the toilets as a sign of his remorse for the bad conditions and asked for a murder investigation to be ordered against the doctors, according to local media.
He said he found many animals walking around, including pigs, and added: “There is a lot of dirt lying around. No one pays any attention.”
Shankarrao Chavan Hospital said: “There were 12 adult patients admitted into the hospital as five were men and seven women.
“Out of them, four were suffering from a heart attack, one from snake bite, another from kidney disease, and three were accident cases.
“The patients were in their last stage. Even four children were also brought into hospital in a very severe condition.”
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, said that “appropriate action” will be taken against all found responsible.
Maharashtra Medical Education Minister Hasan Mushrif said that a committee has been formed to investigate the case.