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Patna: Biahr Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Thursday directed Senior SP, Patna, to inform the commission about the status of investigation into a case of alleged administration of expired drugs to pregnant woman Rani Devi of Patna City resulting in birth of a still born child in 2015.
Rakesh Kumar Pandey, son of Vijay Pandey, Gaighat, Kharakuan, under Alamganj police station in Patna district had complained to the Commission that his pregnant sister Ranidevi was admitted to Navjeewan Laparoscopy & Maternity Hospital, Gaighat, Patna on June 5, 2015, for delivery. She was continuously treated there and administered medicines supplied by the maternity hospital. After operation she gave birth to a still born child . It was found that she had been continuously administered expired medicines. When police searched the hospital, on complaint, lots of expired medicines were found in the store. A criminal case was lodged by the petitioner with Alamganj police station.
The Commission, according to BHRC Member Neelmani, had asked for response from SSP, Patna. The SDPO, City , Patna has informed that a case had been registered against Dr Naveen Kumar, Dr Aaditi Priyadarshani, Dr S N Sahu, Dr Mahesh Choudhary, Dr A K Sahu and other staff for death of the child due to expired medicines. Reports have been obtained from the Drug Inspector regarding medicines seized from the hospital, the SDPO informed the Commission.
The BHRC has asked the SSP, Patna, to direct SDPO, City, Patna to appear before the Commission on June 30, 2016 and present report on behalf of SSP/SP, City(East), Patna , regarding report of the Drug Inspector about medicines seized from the hospital and also whether any opinion of expert Medical Board has been obtained on the issue and, if so, a copy of the report be submitted so that BHRC could taken up the matter with the State Authority for Medical Registrations and the Medical Council of India. The petitioner shall also remain present on the said date during hearing of the matter.