A man has accused the District Hospital in Shopian of administering expired medicines intravenously to his infant, who was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia.
The accusation was made in a video by Iqbal Kataria that went viral on social media. He alleged that his child was given twelve injections of expired medicines.
“My child was suffering from Pneumonia and has been admitted to District hospital Shopian for at least four days for treatment but has been served expired injections by the medicos there,” he alleged.
Kataria is a member of the Gujjar Bakarwal community.
He further stated that the health of his child was critical but hospital staff remained indifferent to his complaints of administering expired medicines to the child, claimed Kataria.
Talking to The Kashmir Walla, Block Medical officer Shopian Ismail Ahmad denied the allegations and said that “if the child would have been served expired injections he would not have been alive.”
“We don’t know where from the father of the child has got the expired medicines,” he said, adding that he was “sure” that the injection given to the child had the expiry date of the end of March 2021.
Regardless, he said that an investigation has been initiated into the case which will be completed within a week. In the meanwhile, the in-charge nurse has been put under suspension.
As per BMO the child has been discharged from the hospital as “his condition was stable,” he claimed.