April 4, 2013 admin


 Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal, Health Minister Punjab said that the suspected Swine Flu patients are being treated in solitary Wards in all the Government Hospitals in Punjab. In a press statement the Health Minister strongly rejected the Media reports in which it was portrayed that Swine Flu patients are being treated keeping them in the ICU with other patat Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.He further said that after the publication of Media reports under the subject ‘RAJINDRA HOSPITAL PATIALA VIOLATES SAFETY NORMS’ a report was sought from Medical Superintendent, Rajindra Hospital Patiala. He said that it has been revealed in the report that a patient named Sangeeta was admitted in the Gynae Department on March 23, 2013, with Dyspnoea. Her condition rapidly deteriorated. Doctor advised Ventilator support to the patient. She was admitted to ICU and was put on Ventilator, later on Swine Flu was suspected and she was found positive for Swine Flu on March 27. The patient was then shifted to Swine Flu ward with Ventilator, where she died on March, 30. The Minister said that there was no preconceived strategy to put the patient in the ICU ward as the patient was admitted in the Gynae Department with the problem of Dyspnoea. He further said that strict instructions have also been issued to all the civil surgeons to take utmost care in the treatment of suspected swine flu cases. “Negligence found on the part of any doctor in this regard, he would be taken to task” The minister added.


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