Poonam Singh

Tension ran high at Basudevpur Community Health Centre (CHC) on Thursday after an 84-year-old patient was allegedly administered ‘wrong injection’ by a health worker on Thursday.

The patient has been identified as Nagendra Prasad Mohanty. 

According to sources, Nagendra's son Subashish Mohanty had brought him to  Basudevpur  CHC to administer an injection after consulting a doctor. However, a nurse at the CHC administered distilled water to his father instead of the prescribed injection, Subashish alleged.

The nurse had to mix the prescribed injection with distilled water before injecting it to the patient, however, she only injected distilled water and had not administered the prescribed injection, claimed Subashish.

"Only distilled water was administered to my father and they kept the injection," said Subashish.

Following the incident, tension prevailed in the hospital premises with the patient's kin alleging negligence on the part of the nurse.

However, the accused nurse has denied the allegation by the patient's family and said that she had only loaded the injection and but had not administered it. She said that another colleague of hers had injected it. 

On the other hand, Medical officer Dr Subhajit Raul, said that he has not received any complaint regarding the matter from the patient's family, till this report was filed. He said that if the kin lodges a complaint then he will inform their in-charge and conduct an investigation into the matter.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)