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Hyderabad : Fungus infected saline solution playing havoc in hospitals

Hyderabad : Fungus infected saline solution playing havoc in hospitals

Hyderabad: Fungus has been  detected in a bottle of Ringer’s Lactate (RL) saline solution at another Hyderabad Hospital . This is the second incident of the kind in the city. The first, on Wednesday, led to seven people losing their visions in one eye, after a messed up surgery at one of the city’s well known hospitals.

Nagpur based Haseeb Pharmaceuiticals Pvt Ltd which allegedly supplied RL solution bottles to both the hospitals is under the scanner with the Telangana Drugs Control Administration. The body has seized 28,000 bottles of the solution from the state run Niloufer Hospital.

On Wednesday,  a day prior to this incident,  seven victims had lost sight in one eye at the Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, after developing a bacterial infection caused  by super bug Klebsiella.

According to lab reports the saline solution used during the surgery were infected by a super bug. It has been observed that the catastrophe  at SDEH could have been  diverted, if the hospital authorities had responded to the alert sent to them by the store Manager, Niloufer Hospital, Mr. Sitaramulu.

“Last Thursday, we spotted one RL bottle with several foreign particles floating inside and immediately alerted our central drug store located at SDEH. In all, they supplied us 38,000 bottles, out of which 28,000 bottles were unused,” said Sitaramulu.

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  1. This only happens in India or any other country of WORLD ??

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    Subhadra Jalali July 11, 2016, 6:49 pm

    Has been reported in USA as a large number of Candida outbreak.

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    Dr Geraldine Sanjay July 11, 2016, 12:56 pm

    Sad!Very Sad

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    Dr Vinod Madan July 11, 2016, 11:32 am

    Wake Up Every Body.
    No punishment is going to work unless your conscious is awakened.
    Giving vision to the patient is a team work of drugs manufacturers, suppliers ,store keepers, and assistants to the surgeon , who all are paid for their jobs. But it is the Doctor who bears the brunt of every body, patients, their relatives, media , adminstrators. and watch DOGS in the form of your peers and goverenment.
    So WAKE UP DOCTORS.

  5. Use of force bottles should be with caution. Stacking of not more than 6 boxes is prescribed norm. Still depending upon quality of box or weather… Rainy season one has to be careful. Improper stacking puts extra weight on the neck of the lower bottles causing them to have microleaks and then get contaminated. During rainy season and months there after ask the staff to be extra cautious. Best is to check each bottle while boxes are being opened and then second time just before use

  6. It is not recommended to use RL instead of Balance salt solution in cataract surgery.

  7. BSS is more or equally susceptible to fungal growth.It is not that Ringer Lactate is the culprit ,it is the manufacturing process and quality control,which is responsible to these tragedies.

  8. There are peer reviewed published papers on use of r.l in cataract surgery in various national and international journals ..sachin…just google it

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