Goof-up in blood transfer

IN a case of medical negligence, the relatives of a patient alleged that the 24-year-old was transfused with wrong blood type at Bargarh District Headquarters Hospital.

Published: 07th November 2017 04:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2017 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BARGARH:IN a case of medical negligence, the relatives of a patient alleged that the 24-year-old was transfused with wrong blood type at Bargarh District Headquarters Hospital. After being diagnosed with low hemoglobin count of 6.6, the doctors at the hospital advised Prashant Naik of Badapali village under Barpali block to undergo blood transfusion.

“Naik was initially transfused with one unit of O+ blood. However, the second unit of blood that was used for transfusion was of B+ve group. While the transfusion of the second unit was underway, he started feeling cold and the transfusion was stopped,” Naik’s family alleged. The doctors in the hospital said Naik is stable now. Meanwhile, Blood Bank Officer Dr Dibya Kishore Pati refuted the allegations made by the victim’s family. “The patient was transfused with the right blood group. There was an error in mentioning the type in money receipt only,” Pati claimed. CDMO Prakash Pradhan said no formal complaint has been received in the matter. “After the case came to my notice, I directed the ADMO to probe into it and submit a report,” Pradhan added.

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