|Dhubri civil hospital. File picture
Dhubri, Oct. 4: There was no register, no photo evidence of blood donors or any system in place to keep track of donors and patients, found Dhubri joint director of health services K.K. Choudhury when he paid a surprise visit to the Dhubri civil hospital blood bank at 10am yesterday.
Disclosing this before reporters at his office chambers yesterday, Choudhury said, “This is a very serious matter. If any HIV-positive case goes unchecked and the donor’s blood gets transmitted to patients, it will be a fatal error.”
Choudhury has been recently posted as the Dhubri joint director of health services.
In June this year, the blood of an HIV-positive donor was allegedly transmitted to several patients in Mangaldoi civil hospital.
It was alleged that a 26-year-old HIV-positive youth from neighbouring Sipajhar, had infected a “lot of people” with his “life-saving” initiative.
Two persons who had received blood from the blood bank at the civil hospital there were subsequently found to be HIV-positive.
Choudhury told reporters yesterday that he had summoned the superintendent in-charge of Dhubri civil hospital, Abdul Motin, and directed him to streamline the anomalies in the system.
He has also ordered that touts should be expelled and their nexus with any of the hospital staff should come to an end.
The joint director said he had directed the superintendent of Dhubri civil hospital and the administrative officer to put the things in order.
Choudhury said he had got in touch with Mapuna Group, which maintains cleanliness and hygiene in the hospital for an annual payment of Rs 1,20,000, and instructed it to clean the hospital thrice a day.
He added that he was the last man to tolerate irregularities and mismanagement in the hospital, which has 34 physicians at present.