Maharashtra: Maternity ward patients given phenyl

In a shocking incident, seven women patients in a maternity ward of the district hospital here were administered phenyl instead of a dose of regular medicine by an attendant.

Updated: May 12, 2011, 13:55 PM IST

Amravati (Mah): In a shocking incident,
seven women patients in a maternity ward of the district
hospital here were administered phenyl instead of a dose of
regular medicine by an attendant.

According to hospital sources, the women, admitted in
ward number six of the hospital, were given the toxic
liquid last evening, following which they began vomitting and
complained of stomach ache.
All them had delivered babies recently and were to be
discharged soon, they said.

The matter came to light after a patient, Vaishali
Wasule, informed the hospital staff about the incident.
Soon after, her relatives informed the Gadge Nagar police
station and the Commissioner of Police here about it, said
officials.

Police have collected samples and further investigations
are on, they said, adding that all the women in the ward were
stable and out of danger.

PTI