The Maharashtra Government has suspended three persons and dismissed a female attendant for negligence after seven patients in a maternity ward of a Government Hospital in Amravati were accidentally given phenyl as medicine.
Health minister Suresh Shetty said the action was taken after the incident took place on May 12. The three suspended officials are medical superintendent Dr Arun Solunke, matron VW Gaikwad and staff nurse Baby Pendam. The attendant Shobha Ingle has been dismissed.
Shetty said departmental inquiry has been ordered against the three. According to the preliminary report, the female attendant had kept two bottles of the tonic to be given to the medicines together. One bottle was new and the other was empty in which she had filled phenyl to be taken home by her later. However, she took the new one home thinking it was phenyl and the nurse took the old bottle containing phenyl to the patients.