|A patient admitted in nursing home|
In sensational development two polio patients that were undergone surgical operation in the mega ‘polio-correction camp’ held in Sambalpur died in a private nursing home here on Tuesday morning. While one patient was declared brought dead, another was succumbed in the morning. Nursing home sources said, the patients were having multiple cerebral problems due to polio and before going for surgical operation, the doctors should have confirmed their physical condition by conducting several tests. Since provision of several tests was not available in the camp, such patients should not have admitted in the camp.
Meanwhile Organizers of the camp have allegedly shifted the dead bodied of the deceased identified as Santoshini Sahu (14) of Bolangir’s Bandopara and Rupesh Koel (1 year 2 months) of Bargarh’s Jharbandh to their respective villages to avoid further litigation.
|happy patients returned homes|
“At least three patients that were under gone operation in the camp were brought to my nursing home in the late hours of Monday night. While one was received dead, another two were in critical conditions. One died in the morning. But the condition of the other one has been stable. Third patient Sarat Kalo ( 7 months) is now all right and out of danger”, the proprietor of the private Nursing Home, AK Singhal Said.
According to him, in such a mega surgical camp, provisions of eco-cardiogram, CT scan and other medical tests are not available to measure the physical condition of the patients. So organizers and doctors should avoid such patients having cerebral problems.
Sources said, a polio corrective surgical camp was organized in Sambalpur’s Agrasen Dharmasala on Saturday and Sunday by the marwadi Yuba Manch in support with from Biswa (NGO), and district administration. The famous orthopedic surgeon Adi Narayan Rao of Visakhapatnam had conducted the operation. About four hundreds patients from various districts of western Orissa and neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand had participated in the camp. After screening and test, the doctors selected about 186 patients for operation which includes major operation on 93 patients.
Meanwhile the jubilant members of the Yuba Manch have been tightlipped after this incident. They do not want to divulge any thing about the incident. Some of the members have even switched their cells off to keep them away from the incident. “I am not in a position to tell any thing about the incident. We are enquiring the issue to know how it happened.” the PRO of the Yuba Manch Suresh Poddar said.