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Shopian expiry antibiotic case: Probe panel confirms medical negligence

Source: , Posted On:   21 March 2021

Shopian expiry antibiotic case: Probe panel confirms medical negligence || Rising Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 21: An inquiry committee constituted to probe administering of expired antibiotic injections to an infant at district hospital, Shopian has confirmed medical negligence of the hospital authorities.

The committee was framed after Mohamad Iqbal from Shopian, father of a six-month-old girl, alleged that her daughter, suffering from pneumonia, was administered expired injection at district hospital Shopian on March 16. The baby was given nine doses of expired ‘Monocep’ injection from the hospital supply. 

The committee submitted its report before the district administration on Sunday, which confirmed medical negligence on the part of the district hospital authorities.

“Medical superintendent being head of the institution should have put in place a proper mechanism for the medicines being administered to the admitted patient. Maintenance of consumption register, expiry medicine register and the medical store dairy was a must,” the report said.

It said no action from the medical superintendent against the negligent staff speaks about the negligence of the hospital administration.

Medical Superintendent and two other medical officers have been fined their two-day salary. The in-charge nurse has been attached with BMO office Shopian.

A statement said, BMO Shopian would submit a comprehensive report with regard to the role of the said nurse for further course of action.

“Other concerned staff nurses have also been fined with a two-day salary cut,” the inquiry report said.

The inquiry committee comprising Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Shopian and Chief Medical Officer, Shopian submitted its report within a day.

The committee also warned the officials of the hospital to not repeat such incidents in future.