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PGIMER gets vacated shop which sold used cannula

Almost a year after a chemist shop on the premises of the PGIMER complex was allegedly found to have sold a used cannula to a heart patient’s family,the PGI authorities got the chemist shop vacated on Monday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 17, 2012 1:17:31 am

Almost a year after a chemist shop on the premises of the PGIMER complex was allegedly found to have sold a used cannula to a heart patient’s family,the PGI authorities got the chemist shop vacated on Monday.

The matter pertains to April 19 last year when 60-year-old Surjit Singh,a resident of Burail village in Sector 45,Chandigarh,was to undergo cardio-thoracic surgery.

At the time of surgery,Dr Rana Sandip Singh noticed that a ‘drainage cannula’ had a blood stain on it and was a used one despite it being in a sealed cover.

It was then that a three-member inquiry committee was constituted by PGIMER and the committee in its report indicted the chemist for selling the used drainage cannula.

Following this,manager of Aditya Meducos from where the family members had purchased cannula,was served a show-cause notice asking why no action should be taken against the chemist shop.

In his reply,the manager denied allegations that any used cannula was sold from the said shop.

After failing to satisfy the authorities in his subsequent replies,the authorities then cancelled the lease of the shop.

Following this,shop owner Rohit Gupta moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court where his petition was dismissed.

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