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Prayagraj: Mosambi juice was given instead of platelets, patient dies, hospital sealed

In Prayagraj, a case of offering Mousambi juice instead of platelets to a dengue patient has come to the fore. The Health Department has suspended the license and sealed the hospital after the hospital's negligence was found in the preliminary investigation.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Prayagraj: There is a limit to carelessness, but how is such negligence that it is not conscious that the patient is being offered plasma or juice of mosambi. This incident has come to light from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. At a hospital here, a dengue patient was allegedly given molasses juice instead of plasma, which led to his death. The relatives of the deceased have complained to the police and health department officials in this matter. On this, the CMO has suspended the license of the hospital.

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Along with this, the hospital has been sealed on Thursday. State Health Minister and Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak has also tweeted in this matter. IG Range Prayagraj Dr Rakesh Kumar Singh has also spoken of taking action.

In fact, a dengue patient died during treatment at Global Hospital in Dhumanganj police station area of ​​the district. The relatives have alleged that in the name of platelets in a private hospital, their patient was offered juice of mosambi. After this the condition of his patient Pradeep Pandey deteriorated and he was taken to another hospital where he died during treatment. After this, the relatives of the patient accused the private hospital of negligence and offering Mousambi juice in the name of platelets.

They say that Pradeep was admitted to the hospital on October 17. After this, on October 19, he was given the wrong platelets. Due to which he died.

In a tweet, Deputy CM Pathak said, “Taking cognisance of the viral video at the hospital where a dengue patient was transfused with sweet lemon juice instead of platelets, on my directive the hospital was sealed and the platelet packets have been sent for testing.” “If found guilty, strict action will be taken against the hospital,” he said.

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According to sources, the patient died due to the transfusion of “wrong platelets” and the samples of those will be examined.

Asked about the reason for sealing the hospital, an officer, on condition of anonymity, said it has been done on the instructions of the chief medical officer and will remain so till the sample is tested.

Saurabh Mishra, the owner of the hospital, said that since the patient Pradeep Pandey’s platelets level dropped to 17,000, his relatives were asked to arrange blood platelets for him.

“They brought five units of platelets from SRN Hospital. After transfusion of three units, the patient had a reaction. So we stopped it,” he said. Mishra said that the platelets should be examined and their origin should be traced because they had the sticker of SRN hospital on them. District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri, said, “An inquiry is underway and the platelets will also be tested.”

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