Black fungus patients who complained of uneasiness after getting administered non-recommended injection at the District Hospital, in Ujjain on Friday. FP PHOTO
Black fungus patients who complained of uneasiness after getting administered non-recommended injection at the District Hospital, in Ujjain on Friday. FP PHOTO

Ujjain: The condition of patients admitted in the black fungus ward of the District Hospital suddenly deteriorated on Thursday night. Patients and their kin alleged that they suffered from vomiting, allergic reaction and other issues after they were administered injection of a different company.

The medics panicked and rushed to remove the saline drips attached to the patients in an attempt to tackle the situation.

Patients of black fungus are under treatment in the District Hospital. Until Thursday, these patients were being administered Amphotericin injections of Gilead Company.

But, on Thursday, Amphotericin injection of Mephob-L was administered to the patients. Since then the condition of the patients started deteriorating. All the patients reported almost the same issues including vomiting, anxiety, shivering and fever. Throughout the night, the patients and their families remain perturbed as their calls to the higher ups of the hospital management remained unanswered.

PATIENT, KIN RECOUNT NIGHT OF HORROR

Madhusudan Bagwan, a resident of Dewas, was admitted to Ujjain District Hospital 12 days ago after suffering from black fungus. He was given four injections till Thursday. But as soon as the fifth injection was given on Thursday, he suffered from shivering, vomiting and fever. According to the Bagwan, he had no problems in the first four injections. Something similar happened with the mother-in-law of Shakir Khan of Nagda. His mother-in-law is here for ten days. She too received four injections till Thursday. But as soon as the fifth injection was administered, his mother-in-law complained of stomachache and vomiting. Khan told that the patients of the entire ward were upset. He alleged that the injection of the new company set off reaction in the patients. Mother of Ujjainís Mayank Yadav also complained of vomiting and shivering. Mayank told that the mother was admitted here seven days ago, so far three injections were given to her but there and as soon as the fourth injection was given she suffered complained of side effects.

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Ward in-charge Dr Anshu Verma said that the situation is under control. There is a slight reaction. At times medicines set off reaction in patients. We are hopefull that we will receive another batch of injection shortly.

All patients are hale and hearty: CMHO

On the other hand, CMHO Dr Mahavir Khandelwal released his statement on Friday. He said that he visited the ward and all patients are hale and hearty. "Misleading information is being spread about the ill health of the patients," he added.

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