1. Three die within 24 hrs of surgery, operation theatres in BHU hospital closed for 3 days

Three die within 24 hrs of surgery, operation theatres in BHU hospital closed for 3 days

Three patients had died within 24 hours of undergoing surgery at the BHU hospital here and the condition of six others had deteriorated, sources told PTI.

By: | Varanasi | Published: June 9, 2017 1:21 AM
Banaras Hindu University, operation theatres in BHU hospital, anaesthesia, surgery operations in bhu hospital An emergency meeting was convened by the medical superintendent of the hospital. (Representative image: PTI)

Three patients had died within 24 hours of undergoing surgery at the BHU hospital here and the condition of six others had deteriorated, sources told PTI. The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) authorities today decided to close down the operation theatres in the Sir Sunder Lal (SSL) Hospital for three days. An emergency meeting was convened by the medical superintendent of the hospital. A seven-member probe committee was formed at the meeting as per instructions from BHU Vice- Chancellor (VC) GC Tripathi to ascertain the cause of the deaths. It will submit its report within 48 hours. The committee will be headed by SK Gupta with P Ranjan, M A Ansari, P N Tiwari, S K Singh, M K Gupta and Vikas Agarwal as members. Arti Devi, Radheshyam Tripathi and Meeraj Ahmad died within three days of undergoing surgery at the hospital, said O P Upadhyaya, Medical Superintendent, SSL Hospital. Four other patients — Madhu, Prachi Tiwari, Usha Devi and Maya Devi — were shifted to the ICU after a “sharp deterioration” was noticed in their health condition, he said, adding that all the four were stable now.

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A few other patients, including Suman Devi and Shiv Prasad, too were kept under observation in the ICU as a precautionary measure, said Upadhyaya. The doctors have been instructed to perform a surgery only in urgent cases for the next three days, sources said. They added that it was suspected that an injection used in anaesthesia, which was bought from outside the hospital, had caused serious harm to the patients, while some alleged that their were issues with the operation theatres.

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    Pankaj Kumar Sharma
    Jun 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm
    INSTEAD OF THREE , FOUR PERSON'S DIED IN BHU .FOURTH PERSON WAS POONAM SHARMA D/O KRISHNA NAND SHARMA. WARD NO-318A BED NO-38 MRD NO-1159728 OPERATION DATE-6.6.17 TIME-8:30 am DEATH DATE-7.6.17 TIME-6 am AS DECLARED BY EMERGENCY ICU,BHU AND DEATH CERTIFICATE ISSUED AT 9 AM 7.6.17 AND SIGNED BY-RAVI RANJAN FOURTH DEATH 'POONAM SHARMA' WAS NOT DECLARED BY HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC THE PATIENT POONAM SHARMA WAS NOT SHIFTED TO BED NO-38 FROM THE OPERATION THEATRE FROM ICU ALL THE TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT WAS DONE IN ICU
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      sanjay kumar
      Jun 10, 2017 at 12:16 am
      I believe that this incident of dieing of three patients would be because of some medicines brought from outside BHU since there are many agents convencing people having need to purchase medicines ,who take them to the shop where they (agents) get some bribe for their work that is why at times medicines expired date to use them are given to the purchasers in order to earn profit ....there must be a boundation upon them who convince people to take them to a shop where they get bribe in place of getting the shopkipper numerous condidets ....
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        Bashyam
        Jun 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm
        The doctors of BHU strongly recommend the guardians to buy medicines from outside BHU only. If they will buy medicines from inside the campus the doctors won't accept it. And will insist that the medicines should be bought from the shops that they specify. Life saving drugs are not available in the medical store inside BHU.
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