U.P.: Probe set up into June 1 injections’ reaction incident at Gorakhpur hospital
Uttar Pradesh govt withdraws certain injections from hospitals after 16 out of 50 women developed fever and shivering in district women hospital.
Two days after 16 out of 50 women developed fever and shivering after two antibiotic and one calcium injections were administered to them in the maternity ward of district women hospital here on Thursday night, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday directed withdrawal of these injections of a particular batch number from all hospitals where they had been supplied.
It also put a stop on the use of these injections in district hospitals all over the state. Besides, the government has sought a detailed report regarding the reaction of these injections.Meanwhile, chief superintendent of district women hospital Dr Jai Kumar has constituted a three-member team to probe the cause of reactions.
Drug inspector Jai Singh confirmed that the vials of particular batches supplied by Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Limited had been sent for tests. He said the exercise of withdrawal of these injections from various hospital had begun.
Dr Kumar confirmed that use of Amoxicillin injection acid batch number AB_193009, Gentamicin injection batch number UT 32 and use of Metoclopramide batch number MT 12249 had been put on hold in all district hospitals of the state.
Chief medical officer, Gorakhpur, Dr Ashutosh Dubey on Saturday said all the women who had complained of shivering and vomiting and hay fever were stable.