Wrong blood transfusions detected through RTI
As per the incidence report prepared by the Jaslok hospital, a faulty blood transfusion has led to the death of two patients. Deepti Makhijani, 21, was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia (AML). Her father alleged that she died on 8th December because of wrong blood transfusion at Jaslok Hospital as she was given B positive blood instead of A positive. According an internal report of the hospital obtained through RTI, a similar lapse was detected five months on June 25, 2011 which indicates the hospital staff’s appalling sloppiness in the treatment of critically ill patients. A lack of supervision by the nursing staff particularly during blood collection and transfusion has been claimed to be cause of it.
It has been alleged that the hospital authorities have recommended denial of a day’s salary to the nurse who was in charge of the floor and a memo should be issued to two other senior sisters. Warning to another nurse, who started the blood transfusion has been proposed. The Food & Drugs Administration have suspended the license of the hospital’s blood bank for 15 days following the report by a panel of medical experts which would come into effect on March 27.