Contaminated IV deaths

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Intravenous news: The Times of India report “The police on Sunday arrested a senior official of Parental Surgical India Pvt Ltd (Indore), the firm that had allegedly supplied contaminated intravenous fluid to Jodhpur hospitals where 13 women have died in the last two weeks.

“Sanjay Shah, manager (production & quality control) was arrested in Indore with the help of the Madhya Pradesh police. He is being taken to Jodhpur,” said Jodhpur police commissioner Bhupendra Kumar Dak. The contaminated IV fluid is suspected to have caused the death of 13 women at Umaid Hospital and MG Hospital in Jodhpur over the past 14 days. Four other women are stated to be in a critical condition.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who arrived in the city on Sunday, ordered suspension of two hospital employees for dereliction of duty. Drug inspector of the area Dinesh Taneja and storekeeper of MG Hospital Kusum Acharya were suspended for allowing the spurious fluid reach the hospital. The CM also announced an administrative inquiry into the deaths.”

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