BHOPAL: In yet another case of medical apathy this time from Satna's Nagaur Community Health Centre in Madhya Pradesh, women were allegedly made to lie down on carpets on ground after sterilisation surgery.
Reacting to the inhumane approach of the hospital authorities, state Health Minister said, "This is inhumane and can't be tolerated. I have directed officers to conduct an investigation and take strict actions against people responsible."
When questioned on the negligence of the centre, the chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Satna, DN Gaurtam told media: "When I inquired about it I was told that the room is being repaired and there were many patients. So they were made to lie down on the carpets on the floor. They should have given them beds. I have given them strict instructions."
"A doctor must always be sensitive and the staff should have been more alert," Singh added.
In October this year, over pregnant 50 women had fallen ill after receiving antibiotic injections at Kamla Raja Hospital in Gwalior.
Around 56 women were admitted to hospital on Sunday, however, 50 of them were given antibiotic injections at 9 pm, following which they complained of feeling cold and having fever.
However, to their apathy when their relatives informed the hospital staff about their condition, they were reportedly told that when such injections are given to patients, it is natural for them to feel cold.
According to reports ampicillin injection, which is supposed to be given by adding distilled water, was administered to the pregnant women with normal water.
The particular injection is given to pregnant women to prevent passing an infection to the baby during birth.