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Orthopedic Surgeon Halts surgery to shoot video of Cockroaches in OT

Orthopedic Surgeon Halts surgery to shoot video of Cockroaches in OT

Mumbai: Raising questions on the issue of hospital cleanliness, senior orthopedic surgeons at a Municipal Hospital in the city, stopped a patient’s surgery midway to focus on clicking and filming cockroaches roaming freely in the operation theater.

The incident took place on Friday in the operation theatre of the 500-bed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital (CSMH) and the Rajiv Gandhi Medical College run by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).

Another senior doctor said many patients had developed postoperative infections at the hospital in the past month. “Ideally, in a super-speciality hospital, there is an infection control committee that ensures high cleanliness standards. It regularly takes swabs from ICUs and wards. But here, nothing of this sort has been done for a long time,” the doctor told Mumbia Mirror, which first brought the story to light. The daily further reports that while as a protocol, every OT should be washed and fumigated every week, which was not being carried out at the said hospital.

The pictures and videos of the cockroaches went viral on social media and television networks, raising serious questions about the hygiene levels in the sanitized environs of the operation theatre at a prestigious hospital.

“A fortnight ago, a similar incident was noticed but there was no evidence. So nobody believed the doctors and nurses,” said a hospital official requesting anonymity.

The medicos claimed that despite repeated requests to the hospital and civic authorities to carry out pest control on the premises, their pleas fell on deaf ears. If resident doctors are to be believed, the hospital allegedly has a high rate of post-operative infections, which is attributed to lack of hygiene and cleanliness besides irregular pest control even in sensitive zones.


Source: With Inputs
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  1. yOU SHOULD LEARN THE HYGIENE, as a whole it is not good in our country.

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan January 13, 2017, 1:46 pm

    There are hundreds HOSPITALS in our country with Poor hygienic conditions. I think it crime to operate in such dirty and dangerous operation theatre specially the orthopedics cases.

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    Florence Pariseau January 12, 2017, 3:24 pm

    I am happy because something should definitely be done after this or the hospital will sink itself, but I am sad for the doctors and patients that have to work or the patient that has to be in those kind of disgusting place.
    Good for these doctors. After all they who work in the medical business are mandated reporters as well as their medical career choices may be

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    Ashvin Kumar Ashar January 12, 2017, 1:08 pm

    This is why our politicians go for their treatment in private hospitals or abroad. Common public live has zero value for them.

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    Ashvin Kumar Ashar January 12, 2017, 1:06 pm

    What one can expect from Shiv Sena \”party of cheater\” who is ruling BMC the richest corporation of INDIA.
    All members are busy in taking bribes from contractors of road, or in sewer de-slitting before rains. Shiv Sainiks only knows to disturb public and survive as parasites.