Dextrose shortage hits hospitals
Srinagar, June 16: Hospitals across the Valley particularly in rural areas are facing acute shortage of dextrose (Glucose) for more than two months, due to which patients are facing immense hardships.
Sources told Greater Kashmir the shortage of dextrose in various districts and rural areas. It has added to the miseries of the hapless patients admitted in the hospitals.
Some district hospitals are purchasing dextrose locally out of the Hospital Development Fund (HDF). However, the Sub District Hospitals (SDHs), PHCs and the dispensaries which do not have enough funds are facing acute shortage of dextrose.
“In summers demand of fluids swells as hospitals receive many cases of Gastroenteritis, food poisoning and dehydration,” said a medico.
He said that most of the patients visiting these hospitals are asked to buy dextrose from the open market.
An official in the Health Department said that the denial of the contractor to supply the fluid on previous rates led to the shortage.
Despite repeated attempts Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Saleem-u-Rehman, couldn’t be contacted.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 IST
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