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DMC denies lack of care
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 29
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital authorities have claimed that the controversy surrounding the death of an infant at the hospital was unjustified and the family was levelling false allegations.

According to a statement issued by the hospital today, the 22-day-old boy was admitted to DMC on December 27 at 8 pm in a critical condition. The baby was put on artificial respiration from outside and was referred to this hospital.

At admission time his pulse and blood pressure were not recordable and the grave prognosis was explained to the attendants. He was shifted to the ICU and was given the “best possible treatment.” His haemoglobin was 13 gm and blood transfusion was not required. He was given platelet transfusion and fresh frozen plasma from the blood bank in the night, which controlled his bleeding, says the hospital statement. Keeping in mind the B- blood group, the attendants were requested to arrange for donors in case the need arose.

The baby did not die for want of blood. He had septicaemia with shock and respiratory failure, to which succumbed at 11.30am, the statement claims.



Health awareness quiz
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 29
Cremica organised a health awareness quiz for students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Baddowal in association with Hero DMC Heart Institute. The quiz was for the students of class V onwards. The questions were asked on topics like health, food, hygiene and balanced diet. There were exciting rounds like health in your hands, buzzer round, puzzle round fast forward round and bonus round.

It was a knowledgeable session for the students and teachers as the quiz was designed in an informative and interesting manner. Many questions were asked from the audience as well and there was equal participation by the audience. The students liked this informative and educating session and they gained valuable information from the quiz. The organisers would organise another contest on ‘My balanced diet’ and the winners would win mega prizes like computer, cricket kits, TV/video games, encyclopaedias, CDs etc.


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