A private hospital in Uttar Pradesh where a dengue patient allegedly passed away after receiving fruit juice instead of blood platelets has received a demolition notice. According to the letter, the Prayagraj hospital was constructed without authorization.
The hospital must be vacated by Friday, according the authorities' order.
After initial investigations last week showed oversights by the hospital's administration, the hospital was sealed.
12 arrested so far in the case
Senior Superintendent of Police Shailesh Kumar Pandey said the accused used to take plasma from different blood banks and then put it in pouches and sell the plasma as a platelet.
The arrests were made following a tip-off, he said, adding some fake platelet pouches were seized from the possession of the accused.
Pandey also said 12 persons were arrested a few days ago for allegedly supplying blood in an illegal manner.
When asked about a case pertaining to the sealing of a private hospital on Thursday for allegedly transfusing fruit juice instead of blood platelets to a dengue patient who later died, he said, "During the course of interrogation, it has not been confirmed whether it was a fruit juice in the pouch or something else." "These people sell plasma as platelets. A sample is being sent to a laboratory and a correct picture will emerge only after an examination," the SP said.