Thursday, June 8, 2023

Shortage of medicines at MGM Hospital, patients suffer


Jamshedpur, Aug. 8: There is an acute shortage of medicines in government hospital, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital.

The hospital is running out of stock of medicines including life saving drugs.

Most patients from across the district, especially those reaching the hospital at night, find the in-house pharmacy poorly equipped, which forces them to go looking for medicines.

In fact, a highly placed source in the hospital said that medicines, including life-saving anti-venom and anti-rabies injections, regularly run out of stock. Other commonly used medicines for controlling diabetes and hypertension such as Metformin and Atenolol, and Nisidipine respectively and even B-complex tablets and antibiotics are also in short supply.

Patients are the worst sufferers as they are forced to buy medicines from local market. While a small section of patients can only afford to buy medicines from outside while majority of them are languishing in different wards of the hospital, virtually without medicines.

The crisis of medicines began last week but for the last couple of days the problem has become acute.

The inadequacy of medicine stocks in government hospital has compelled people to buy medicines from privately owned pharmacies which at times sell the most expensive variety of medicines instead of those which are low cost yet equally effective.

A large number of patients bought medicines from private sources, non-availability of drugs in public hospital is not uncommon, and there was insistence by doctors to buy drugs from outside.

Nagesh Tudu a patient who hails from a poor background had come from Bhuiyandih was admitted to the hospital three-days back with symptoms of typhoid. ” Due to lack of medicines at the hospital I was compelled to get medicines from outside for last two days.� Ravi Kumar was rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency following snake-bite from Rajnagar block in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district.

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