Contaminated IV fluids kills 13 pregnant women in Rajasthan
Health in India has always been neglected by the government, a recent example of it is when 13 pregnant women were killed due to the tainted IV fluids in a government hospital in Rajasthan, India. The health authorities of Rajasthan are investigating the matter as the 13 pregnant women were injected with intravenous (IV) fluids at government hospital. It was noted that the 13 deaths were observed in Jodhpur city in the last 10 days.
As per the government officials, the lab tests confirmed that IV fluids were supplied by a local firm which were 'tainted'. The officials also revealed that police case has filed a case and the investigation over the same has begun.
As per the reports, Umaid Hospital administrator Narendra said that the pregnant women died due to severe hemorrhaging and it is likely that after getting injected with the tainted IV fluids. He also added that at the time of laboratory tests, it was revealed that three batches of the glucose were tainted. Mr Narendra further said that they have lodged a complain against the makers and a strict action is expected by the administrative authorities.
India has not an impressive account of health care in the country, as the highest maternal deaths when compared over the rest part of the world. Ten thousand women die due to pregnancy related issues in India every year. As per the authorities, the major deaths are due to avoidable reasons which can be prevented if care and attention is taken at the time of treatment.