Patient Injected With Wrong Blood Type, Serious

SRINAGAR: An elderly patient was virtually thrown into jaws of death when doctors at SMHS Hospital, following a test report by a private diagnostic centre, administered wrong blood type into her body.

According to reports Jana Begum wife of Sanaullah Najar of Pattan was administered O-Positive blood instead of A-Positive as the investigation report prepared by a private diagnostic centre had shown her blood group to be O-Positive.

“I took my mother to Medicare Diagnostic Centre, Karan Nagar where her blood test was done by a lab technician. The report showed her blood group as O-positive. The doctors in SMHS Hospital accordingly administered her this group of blood but she developed shivering and her condition went from bad to worse,” said the son of Jana Begum.

He said that the doctors were shocked to find a grave error in the report of diagnostic centre. “Instead of showing A-positive the centre had shown the blood group of my mother as O-positive and this error had brought her on the verge of death,” he said while demanding stern action against the owners of the diagnostic centre.

Medicare Diagnostic Image Centre while confirming this blunder said that it was a mistake on part of lab technician and “we apologize to the family of the patient”.

Meanwhile, family members of a patient tried to ransack medical shop in Nawakadal Srinagar after the owner of the shop allegedly injected an expired vaccine (Karogon HP-500) into the body of a ailing lady.

“I was restless after my wife developed shivering and when I observed that she had been given expired injection by the owner of ‘Arzoo Medical Hall’, I was shocked,” Imtiyaz Ahmed said adding that stern action should be taken against those medical shops who keep expired drugs in their stores.

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