SALEPUR:The condition of two patients undergoing treatment for gastroenteritis in Salepur Community Health Centre (CHC) deteriorated after they were administered intravenous (IV) fluid on Friday.
The patients are Anjum Ahara Bibi (26) of Lunahar and Sahil Shekhar Nayak (17) of Gopinathpur.
The two patients were administered government supplied saline by a hospital employee on the advice of Dr Kabita Swain of the Community Health Centre. Soon after, Anjum started shivering and developed dizziness, said her husband Nasiruddin Khan who was present beside her.
On being informed, Dr Swain referred her to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
Meanwhile, Sahil, a Plus Two student developed similar symptoms after receiving saline. He was administered an injection and his condition improved, said Hostel Superintendent Sachidananda Das.
Medical Officer in-charge, Salepur Community Health Centre, Dr Sachidananda Mishra said after the incident, he had directed staff not to give government supplied saline to patients.
Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Cuttack, Dr Prafulla Kumar Behera denied that the reaction was due to the saline. Some defect in administering it might have led to the situation, he informed.
Sources said following the incident, some staff of the CHC were allegedly found shifting the cartons containing saline bottles from storerooms to the corridor of outdoor department.