Prayagraj : A private hospital here has been sealed for allegedly transfusing fruit juice instead of blood platelets to a dengue patient who later died. police said . After a video of the alleged incident went viral on social media, the district administration swung into action and the hospital was sealed on Thursday on the direction of Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak.
The patient, Pradeep Pandey, was shifted to another hospital, where he died after his condition deteriorated, officials said. However, no FIR has been registered at the local police station. In a tweet, deputy CM Pathak said, ” Taking cognizance of the viral video at the hospital, the hospital was sealed and the platelet packets have been sent for testing. If found guilty, strict action will be taken against the hospital. “
Meanwhile, the owner of the private hospital claimed that the platelets were brought from a different medical facility and the patient had a reaction after three units were transfused. ” Since the patient’s platelets level dropped to 17,000, his relatives were asked to arrange blood platelets for him. They brought five units of platelets from SRN Hospital. After a transfusion of three units, the patient had a reaction. So we stopped it, ” said Saurabh Mishra, owner of the hospital.
Mishra said that the platelets should be examined and their origin should be traced because they had the sticker of SRN hospital on them.