Jodhpur: Feb 25, 2011
At least 12 pregnant women died of excessive bleeding at a government-run hospital here after they were allegedly administered contaminated IV fluids. A probe has been launched into the incident. Though the authorities were tight-lipped about the incident, sources in the Umaid Hospital told that the authorities had begun an inquiry into whether the contamination was hospital-acquired or had come from the manufacturer. The Rajasthan Government on Sunday suspended a drug inspector and an employee of the Hospital and announced an ex-gratia assistance of Rs.5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, besides blacklisting two pharmaceutical and surgical equipment firms.
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