Three suspended for fallacious blood transfusion

Bathinda, October 10

Acting on the report of an inquiry committee in connection with the wrong blood transfusion incident at a hospital here, the Director, Health and Family Welfare Department, has issued orders suspending three employees for the negligence.

As per the orders, blood transfusion officer Dr Krishma Goyal, and medical lab technicians Baldev Singh Romana and Richa Goyal have been suspended with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, the Civil Surgeon has written to the SSP seeking an FIR against the erring staff and also asked for necessary legal action.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, taking a serious note of the incident, had ordered formation of a probe committee. A three-member inquiry committee was constituted by the Health Department, which in its report found the employees guilty of gross negligence.

A seven-year-old thalassaemia patient was given blood of an HIV positive patient at the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital here a few days ago. — TNS

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