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Woman Critically Ill After Getting Wrong Blood

by VR Sreeraman on  September 1, 2006 at 3:29 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Woman Critically Ill After Getting Wrong Blood
Ranchi: A woman at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here is battling for life after doctors gave her the wrong blood group.
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Leela Devi, who had been admitted to RIMS for a surgery, received B+ blood instead of her A+ group and is presently in the ICU. Doctors say the next 48 hours are critical for her.

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She was admitted to the gynaecology department and was operated upon three days ago. Her condition worsened when she was given the wrong blood, a mistake that was discovered only after two bottles had already been administered.

"This is disgusting. The hospital is callous while treating patients. How can wrong blood could be given to a patient when the details are given to the authorities prior to the operation," said a relative.

Institute director N.N. Agrawal has ordered a probe into the incident. "We are probing the matter. The guilty will not be spared," he told Leela Devi's family.

Two months ago in the same hospital, a Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) constable underwent a knee operation after he was mistaken for somebody else.



Source: IANS
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