This came in the backdrop of seven people losing vision in one eye after a botched-up cataract surgery in the city

Fungus found in saline bottle in Hyderabads state-run Niloufer hospital
news Friday, July 08, 2016 - 07:52

Even as seven people lost vision in one eye after a botched-up cataract surgery in Hyderabad's Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital (SDEH), another hospital in the city was in trouble on Thursday after fungus was found in a bottle of saline solution.

The saline which was found in the city's Niloufer hospital was supplied by the same company that supplied the saline to the SDEH.

The Times of India reported:

Nagpur-based Haseeb Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, which supplied RL solution bottles to both the hospitals, is in trouble with Telangana Drugs Control Administration (DCA) seizing 28,000 bottles of the saline from state-run Niloufer Hospital on Thursday. The contents of the seized bottles ha the seized bottles have been sent for analysis. 

"These samples would be tested for both bacterial and fungal elements. In case of bacteria detection, it would take a week's time while in case of fungal elements, it would take 15 days for the report to come," drug inspector K Anvesh told TOI.

Many are now demanding that the Nagpur firm be blacklisted. The hospital has made other arrangements for saline after the DCA seized the bottles.

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