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Patients suffer as Noida hospital runs out of drugs

Patients had to struggle hard to get proper treatment at the district hospital on Tuesday.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2012 10:10 IST
Astha Saxena

Patients had to struggle hard to get proper treatment at the district hospital on Tuesday.

First, the hospital turned down a woman, who came for hysterectomy saying it did not have enough injections and other paraphernalia required to perform the operation.

In another case, the hospital did not provide an ambulance to a patient, who they referred to a hospital in Delhi.

A 45-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital two days ago for the surgery. According to sources, while she was preparing herself for the operation, the doctors informed her that operation could not be performed on Tuesday.

“The important injections and a few stitching materials that were required for the operation ran out of stock. In that condition, we couldn't perform the operation, therefore we had to cancel it,” said one of the doctors in gynaecology department, on the condition of anonymity.

Similarly, a 65-year -old man had to wait for six hours to get an ambulance. Mehar Singh was hit by a bike while walking in Sector 36. He was immediately taken to the district hospital.

“The doctors provided him the primary treatment. But, due to the shortage of some medicines, he was referred to a hospital in Delhi. Sadly, there were no ambulance available in the hospital to take him to Delhi,” said one of the officials.

The BR Ambedkar speciality, which was expected to provide world-class services at nominal costs, houses the district hospital.

The hospital was supposed to function like the reputed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).But, this is not the first time the hospital is treating patients badly.

The hospital earlier had also been facing many problems and just to name a few: running short of life saving drugs, pain killers, ORS. “There is acute shortage of many life-saving drugs in the hospital. We have complained about it to the higher authorities, but the problem still persists,” said another doctor.