Srinagar, May 17: Micro Biology Section of CD Hospital Srinagar and Trauma Hospital Bijbehara locked horns after 22 samples of Covid-19 patients went mysteriously missing. Patients blame Trauma Hospital Bijbehara for negligence while hospital authorities pass the buck and held CD Hospital responsible for all the mess.
After spending 14 days in isolation, samples are being taken from Covid-19 patients twice within a gap of 24 hours and those samples are sent to microbiology laboratory.
Reliable sources told news agency KNT on 10 May this month, 22 samples were taken from Covid-19 patients who had completed duration of 14 days in isolation ward. After 24 hours, samples of these patients were again lifted. These samples taken repeatedly were sent to CD Hospital Srinagar.
Even after the expiry of five days, Trauma Hospital Bijbehara failed to make these reports public. When the affected patients started raising eyebrows, they were informed, that all the samples have gone missing.
When KNT contacted Medical Superintendent Trauma Hospital Bijbehara, Dr Showkat Ahmed Parray, he showed a receipt that CD Hospital had given to them. The receipt reads: “22 samples received from Trauma Hospital Bijbehara on 12/5/2020 at CD Hospital.” The receipt is duly signed by one namely Raj Kumar.
“Now where is our fault? We deposited samples at CD Hospital but they didn’t return saying the machine was out of order for couple of days,” Dr Showkat Parray said.
Medical Superintendent CD Hospital Dr Saleem Tak said it is the baby of Microbiology Department. “Let me talk to them and I will come back to you,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the directions of District Development Commissioner Ananantnag, Bashir Ahmed Dar, samples of these 22 patients were again taken today.