UP hospital that transfused mosambi juice to dengue patient to be bulldozed

A file photo of a bulldozer on way to demolish constructions.

Prayagraj: The Global Hospital and Trauma Centre in Prayagraj where a dengue patient died allegedly after he was transfused with fruit juice instead of blood platelets, now faces the threat of being bulldozed.

As per a report by the news agency IANS demolition notice has been served to the hospital management for unauthorized construction as the notice mentions that the hospital was built without permission and it must be vacated by Friday, the notice said.

The hospital was sealed last week after a preliminary enquiry revealed lapses on the part of its authorities. There are no patients in the hospital anymore.

The hospital authorities did not reply to the earlier notices in this regard and a demolition order was passed earlier this year, the notice said, as per IANS.

The family of the 32-year-old dengue patient had alleged that the hospital supplied sweet lime (mosambi) juice in a bag marked ‘plasma’.

The patient’s health deteriorated after transfusion from the bag and he died after he was shifted to another hospital, his relatives alleged.

They claimed the doctors at the second hospital told them that the disputed platelet bag contained a mix of chemicals and something sweet like mosambi juice.

Later, a team of police arrested a gang of 10 who supply ‘fake platelets’. They used to take plasma from blood banks and repackage them as platelets (both components of the blood), police had said.


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