Father alleges his 8-year-old son was given expired injection from DH Bandipora’s drug counter; Hospital denies allegations
Bandipora, May 08: An eight-year-old patient at district hospital in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district was given an expired injection on Sunday, the patient’s father alleged, however, the hospital administration denied allegations.
Suhail Ahmad Bhat father of the minor alleged that he brought his son to the district Hospital this afternoon after feeling stomach pain while he was also vomiting following which the doctor present there prescribed him an “Ondem” injection.
“As usual I went to the hospital drug counter whereupon the officials told me that they did not have the said injection at the moment and then I was given it’s alternative injection named Metclopramide, ” he said.
“However, whe I haded over the ijection to nurse, I checked the manufacturing date of the injection and it turned out to be expired,” Suhail said, adding that the shelf-life of the injection had ended on March 2022. “When I contacted the officials at drug counter and informed them about it, they told me that it happens sometimes which is an unfortunate,” he alleged.
Meanwhile, the patient’s father also requested the health authorities and Deputy Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer Bandipora to investigate the matter and take action in this regard.
Although the hospital administration denied the allegation of giving the expiry injections to the patient and said that hospital supply including drugs injections were received recently.