Patients suffer as Noida hospital runs out of drugs

Patients had to struggle hard to get proper treatment at the district hospital on Tuesday First the hospital turned down a woman who came for hysterectomy saying it did not have enough injections and other paraphernalia required to perform the operation
In another case the hospital did not provide an ambulance to a patient who they referred to a hospital in Delhi

A 45yearold woman was admitted to the hospital two days ago for the surgery According to sources while she was preparing herself for the operation the doctors informed her that operation could not be performed on Tuesday

The important injections and a few stitching materials that were required for the operation ran out of stock In that condition we couldnt perform the operation therefore we had to cancel it said one of the doctors in gynaecology department on the condition of anonymity

Similarly a 65year old man had to wait for six hours to get an ambulance Mehar Singh was hit by a bike while walking in Sector 36 He was immediately taken to the district hospital

The doctors provided him the primary treatment But due to the shortage of some medicines he was referred to a hospital in Delhi Sadly there were no ambulance available in the hospital to take him to Delhi said one of the officials

The BR Ambedkar speciality which was expected to provide worldclass services at nominal costs houses the district hospital

The hospital was supposed to function like the reputed All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMSBut this is not the first time the hospital is treating patients badly

The hospital earlier had also been facing many problems and just to name a few running short of life saving drugs pain killers ORS There is acute shortage of many lifesaving drugs in the hospital We have complained about it to the higher authorities but the problem still persists said another doctor

Date : 13 Jun, 2012
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