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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.



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