Woman's condition turns serious after mistreatment

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Surat, Sep 17 (UNI) A 41-year-old woman suffering from malaria became critical after doctors of a city-based hospital treated her with impure glucose.

Yogita Rajput, a resident of Chhaparia Sheri, Mahidharpura, was suffering from acute malaria for the last three days. She was admitted to Ashakhashram hospital on September 15, for treatment. The doctors asked Yogita's husband Arun to bring three glucose bottles from the hospital's medical store.

While, the glucose in the third bottle was being administered to Yogita, Arun noticed impurities along with fungus inside it and immediately informed the doctors. By the time the bottle was removed, half of the glucose had entered Yogita's body and her condition worsened after few hours. Effectivley, she was shifted to an intensive care unit.

The hospital authorities admitted of the lapse and assured full support to the patient.

Rajesh Chauhan, medical director of Ashakhashram, confirmed that the bottle contained impurities and fungus and was supplied by hospital's medical store.

He said the bottle was manufactured by the city-based Shri Krishna Keshav Lab, which contained 0.45 DNA.

The officials of Food and Drugs department visited the medical store yesterday and seized all glucose bottles available in the shop. The bottles were sent to laboratory for testing. However, no action was initiated against the medical store.

''There is a notice on bottle that once, it is unsealed, the company is not responsible for any flaw with glucose or bottle. It might happen that bottle had some leakage and air penetrated inside it resulting into impurity and fungus,'' Ashwin Patel, inspector of Food and Drugs department said.

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