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Two patients seriously ill after saline drips in Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Salepur (Cuttack), Jul 11:

The condition of the two patients became critical after they were administered saline drips at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Salepur in Odisha’s Cuttack district today.

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The patients, identified as Anjum Ahara Bibi and Sahil Sekhar Nayak of Lunahar village, were later admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

According to reports, the two patients were admitted to the CHC for stomach ache, vomiting and loose motion.

However, they developed serious complications after being administered a specific saline drips.
After noticing the complications, the doctor stopped the saline drips.

The two patients were later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

“My wife started shivering and lay unconscious 15 minutes after the doctor administered the saline drip. As soon as I brought the matter to the doctor, she immediately withdrew the saline drip and asked me to admit at the SCB Hospital,” said Nasir-ud-Din Khan, husband of Anjum.

Saroj Kumar Das, who had admitted his kin Sahil to the CHC, said the boy started vomiting 15 minutes after he was administered the saline drip.

Talking to the media persons, Dr Kabita Swain, in-charge of the CHC said any IF fluid when given to a patient having fever, causes some reaction.

“I think the same has happened with these two patients. After I was informed about the matter, I ordered the nurse to immediately withdraw the saline drips from these two patients,” she said.

She, however, said she is not sure about the quality of the saline.