Tension in Malkangiri PHC after patient administered with expired injection

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Malkangiri: Tension prevailed at the MV-19 Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Malkangiri district last night, after the family of a patient blamed the hospital authorities for allegedly administering an expired injection to the patient.

The patient, identified as Gopal Mandal (60), was admitted to the hospital following sickness. After he was diagnosed with Falciparum Malaria, the doctors prescribed the patient’s family to buy two injections from a nearby medical store.

The patient’s son Sekhar Mandal immediately bought the prescribed injections from the medicine store named ‘Maa Medical and General Store’ and the patient was administered with one injection at around 11 pm.

However, one of the family members found that the injections administered to Gopal had expired. They immediately confronted the store owner for selling expired injections.

Later, the family members along with some locals created uproar inside the hospital premises and demanded strict action against the medical store owner.

According to available information, Gopal has been shifted to the Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), where his health condition is stated to be normal.

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