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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Days after the botched up blood transfusion at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla, another such case of callousness of hospital authorities has come to fore. This time the victim is a thre- year old girl of Balasore.

Parents of Tazeen Parween alleged that their daughter has been infected with Hepatitis C, caused due to the blood transfusion at Balasore district headquarters hospital.

“Since my daughter is suffering from Thalassemia, we visit SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack every six months to get the blood test of our daughter done after the blood is transfused to her at the Balasore district headquarters hospital. Every time we get the blood from the government Blood Bank. In May, the blood test report of my daughter at SCB medical college revealed that she has been infected with Hepatitis C,” Sheikh Sujid Alam said.

“When we asked the doctors at the Cuttack hospital regarding this, they said that it is due to the infected blood the baby has received during last transfusion,” Alam stated with a broken heart.

Meanwhile, authorities at Balasore hospital have sent the blood sample of Parween to New Delhi for further test.

After getting a complaint from Alam’s parents, Balasore Collector said that the government is waiting for the test report.

“We have received a complaint in this regard. We can comment only after receiving the report,” Pramod Kumar Das, Collector, Balasore said.

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