Pampore: At least five women undergoing caesarian section developed complications after they were injected ante-natal drug, Ceftriaxone, at Sub-District Hospital Pampore. The drugs used were government supplied generic injections. The attendants told Kashmir Reader that as soon as the drug was injected the women felt dizzy and breathless.
“We thought that the heating system in the hospital was poor and covered them with four blankets and when their condition did not stabilize we brought hot water bottles,” Zahoor Ahmad and attendant said, adding that their health continued to deteriorate.
He said that the patients stabilized only after they were injected the drug, this time bought from the market.
Nusrat, a patient told Kashmir Reader that as soon as she was injected Ceftriaxone her jaw got locked and it was only after when the doctor injected one more injection she was stabilised.
The Hospital authorities later stopped the the use of Ceftriaxone injections bearing batch number CFXMI64042.
Block Medical Officer Pampore Dr Saba said, “As we have stopped the use of Ceftriaxone injections we would send them for investigations and find out what actually happened,” the BMO said.