Committee probing 'rat bite' seeks more time

Committee probing 'rat bite' seeks more time

The three -member committee constituted by the MDM Hospital administration to inquire into the alleged biting of a patient’s face by  rats at the ICU ward on Tuesday morning has sought more time to submit its report.

Superintendent of the hospital Arvind Mathur said that the committee needed more time to decide whether the marks were rat bite or not.

Meanwhile, based on an interim report, the MDM Hospital administration has issued notices to the sanitation  and pest control contractor responsible for keeping the ward pest free. They had been given time till Thursday for reply.

Similarly, the care taker of the hospital has been put on APO(awaited posting orders)   with immediate effect and matron in-charge, nursing in-charge and nursing staff on duty have been issued warnings.

Medical and Health minister A A Khan has termed this incident very unfortunate and has assured that strict action will be taken against those found negligent after the report is submitted, to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future.

Khan has also issued directions to the hospital administration to ensure proper sanitation in the hospital and complete all the works related to repair, maintenance and modernization as soon as possible.

In its interim report, the committee has suggested a slew of measures which include disposal of garbage and unused articles besides increasing the staff at night shift in the wake of growing number of patients.

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