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Women develop sepsis after being administered ‘infected’ saline at Maternity Hospital

Woman in a hosptial with an IV drip in her hand and arm.

Hyderabad: The four women were allegedly administered ‘infected’ saline at Government Maternity Hospital, Sultan Bazar, as a result they developed sepsis. The women were shifted to Gandhi Hospital on Friday.

As reported by the Times of India, authorities also hinted at the possibility of the patients developing sepsis during the caesarean operation or due to improper sterilisation process being followed.

It must be recalled that six women had undergone caesarean surgeries at Government Maternity Hospital on Thursday. However four of them experienced acute stomachache, pale skin and anaemia with very low haemoglobin count and were rushed to the Gandhi Hospital in critical condition. According to Dr P Shravan Kumar, Superintendent, Gandhi Hospital their condition is stable now, but they have a haemoglobin count of 5 to 8 which is extremely low.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Government Maternity Hospital, Sultan Bazaar, have denied that the women were in critical condition. They maintained that the patients were referred to other hospitals for better care.

The laboratory reports of these women revealed elevated levels of procalcitonin (PCT), a sepsis marker, in their blood, said an NGO.