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DI Begins Probe into IV Fluid Reaction

Published: 12th July 2015 05:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2015 05:11 AM   |  A+A-

SALEPUR: Drug Inspector (DI), Sujata Acharya on Saturday conducted an inquiry into the intravenous (IV) fluid reaction incident in Salepur Community Health Centre (CHC).  She interacted with the Medical Officer in charge of the CHC, Sachidananda Mishra about details of IV fluid stock that was supplied to the CHC.

On Friday, condition of two patients undergoing treatment for gastroenteritis in Salepur CHC had deteriorated after they were administered intravenous (IV) fluid.

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 staff on the advice of Dr Kabita Swain of the CHC. Soon, Anjum started shivering and developed dizziness. Dr Swain then referred her to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.

Another patient, Sahil also developed similar symptoms after receiving saline. But he was administered an injection and his condition improved.

Mishra informed Acharya that the patients had been administered Dextrose Normal (DN) saline and Ringer Lactate (RL) saline. The DI then collected samples of the saline stock and IV attachment sets, which would be sent for laboratory tests.

While interacting with patients, the DI received complaints about supply of substandard Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) tablets under filaria eradication programme by the hospital authorities. When she opened a strip of the tablets, Acharya found powder like substance in them. She also collected samples of the DEC tablets and sent them for tests.

Medical Officer in-charge, Mishra said after the incident, he had directed staff not to give Government supplied saline to patients.

CASE FILE

■ On Friday, condition of two patients undergoing treatment for gastroenteritis in Salepur CHC had deteriorated after they were administered intravenous fluid

■ They had been administered Dextrose Normal (DN) saline and Ringer Lactate (RL) saline

■ Samples of the IV fluids have been sent for laboratory tests on Saturday

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