Wrong group blood given, Keonjhar hospital patient dies


Keonjhar: A woman namely Sukanti Naik aged about 40 years died in the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital on Wednesday after she was given wrong group blood by the attendants. Two medical staff have been suspended by the CDMO in this connection.

Sukanti, wife of one Birendra Naik of Hadabandh Sahi was admitted to the hospital as an indoor patient owing to her ailing condition. While she needed A+ve blood she was given O +ve blood out of carelessness by the medical staff. Some staff members said the attendants were confused because another patient with the same name was admitted.

The CDMO has suspended laboratory technician Bharati Mohanta and staff nurse Hemlata Mohanta after the incident. Action against a doctor has also been recommended by the CDMO.

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