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Student dies for alleged wrong blood transfusion at Jalpaiguri

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Jalpaiguri | Wednesday, Dec 23 2015 IST
A student died in a Jalpaiguri nursing home today after he was transfused with blood that was allegedly incompatible with his blood group.

Outraged over this, the kin and neighbours of the deceased student vandalised the private nursing home at Babupara in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, sources said. They also jostled with the police when the latter went to contain the violence.

19-year-old Fazlul Islams blood group was O (+), but the nursing home where he was undergoing treatment for jaundice, allegedly asked his family to arrange AB (+) blood yesterday.

The family did so and Fazlul was transfused with the blood. Ever since, his condition deteriorated fast and Fazlul eventually died this morning.

A team from Kotwali police station rushed to the site and tried to control the irate group. It was during this that the group redirected their anger towards the cops and got into a skirmish with the policemen.

Reinforcement from the district police line later contained the situation and arrested five people for the vandalism.

Meanwhile, the nursing home authorities in the meantime have served a show-cause notice on the nurse who had asked the family to arrange AB (+) blood.UNI XC-BM SHS AJ PR2311

-- (UNI) -- C-1-DL0214-503334.Xml

 
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