Expired Dextrose injection administered to patient; one suspended in Kokrajhar
As assured by the EM of Health and Family Welfare, BTC, Arup Kr. Dey to take appropriate action against the use of expired dextrose saline at RN Brahma Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar
KOKRAJHAR: As assured by the EM of Health and Family Welfare, BTC, Arup Kr. Dey to take appropriate action against the use of expired dextrose saline at RN Brahma Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar recently, the nurse in-charge of the female ward, Dulu Brahma has been suspended for six months for her negligence on duty.
A cancer patient was administered expired saline at RN Brahma Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar recently. The family members of patient had lodged an FIR at Kokrajhar PS on December 24 against alleged insincerity of the hospital authority to inquire into the lapses and take appreciate action. Family members while talking to The Sentinel , said Gita Rani Basumatary, wife of Jayanta Basumatary and mother of two children of Hel Bazar who was a cancer patient, was administered expired Dextrose injection IP in the hospital since her admission on December 22.
The Dextrose injection supplied by NHM, Assam was manufactured in December, 2020 and had expired on November, 2022. Sources said that no one was aware about the expired dextrose saline since the patient was admitted in the hospital on December 22 but it was detected only on December 24 by the son of the patient who saw the expiry date while the patient experienced excruciating pains.
Fungbili Basumatary, sister-in-law of patient, said that Gita was admitted at RN Brahma Civil Hospital on December 22 in cabin no. 6 in the new building. She said the use of expired medicine by the hospital authority had proved the severe negligence on the part of the hospital authority, which is the only premier hospital of BTC region. She also said that an FIR was lodged at Kokrajhar PS but according to her, the case would be registered only after preliminary investigation as assured by police.
Meanwhile, getting the information, the EM of Health and Family Welfare, BTC, Arup Kr. Dey rushed to RN Brahma Civil Hospital. He assured to take action if lapses and negligence were detected.
On the other hand, Dulu Brahma, the in-charge of the Female Ward, admitted her fault before the EM during his visit saying that she was not aware of the expiry date and thus the saline was administered to the patient.