Telangana: RIMS in soup for allegedly administering expired Ceftriaxone antibiotic injections to patients
Adilabad: Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) recently fell in soup for allegedly administering expired Ceftriaxone antibiotic injections to patients admitted in the male ward of the facility.
As per a recent media report in Deccan Chornicle, RIMS Director, Dr Bhanoth Balram Naik informed that the authorities had purchased 5,000 doses of Ceftriaxone injections directly under the 'buy and supply method' method as sufficient amounts of doses were not being supplied during the second wave of COVID. However, Naik clarified that they were unaware how the injections that they purchased from Kerala were delivered and from where the staff had collected them.
It is said that dubious injections were given to nearly 40 patients from ten vials on June 13. It is also suspected that these expired antibiotic injections might have failed to cure Covid-19 patients even as there is fear that some of those given the injection may succumb as they would have failed to create anti-bodies in COVID patients at RIMS, adds the daily.
Dr Naik admitted that there were lapses and deplored that such injections were given to patients, some of whom complained of side-effects, reports DC.
Following the mishap, strong allegations are brought against RIMS authorities questioning their nexus with medical agencies in the alleged scam.
Congress State General Secretary, Gandrath Sujatha paid a visit to RIMS patients who were administered the injection to check on them, while a Congress delegation also met collector Sikta Patnaik and urged her to initiate a thorough probe and take action accordingly against the officials and staff if responsible for the mishap which could have cost lives.