Blood crunch hits patients in Bajura

- ARJUN SHAH, BAJURA

May 10, 2016-

Dirghadevi Chandar, a 30-year-old new mother of Aatichaur-8, is fighting for her life at Martadi District Hospital due to blood shortage. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition on Sunday night after excessive bleeding. 

Doctors involved in her treatment said the quantity of haemoglobin was below 1.5 in her body and she was left with only six pints of blood. “We have no alternative to searching for matching blood to save her,” said Dr Rajan Neupane, adding that she needed at least 10 pints of A positive blood. 

Man Bahadur Hamal, a hospital staff, had donated blood to Dirghadevi on Monday, that was inadequate. Thanks to hospital staffers’ tireless effort and generosity of Deputy Superintendent of Police Dal Bahadur Bogati at the District Police Office (DPO), Chandar’s condition has improved since. This is not the isolated incident.A week ago, Dr Neupane himself had donate blood to save Basanti Bista, 22, in the hospital. 

As Bajura lacks blood bank and transfusion centre, health professionals confront such situations regularly. Chief of the District Health Office Dr Mohan Nath said they have been compelled to appeal people whenever they need blood. 

Shortage of blood in Baitadi

BAITADI: Shortage of blood has created difficulties in conducting emergency parturition service in Baitadi District Hospital. The lack of blood bank and blood transfusion centre has caused blood crunch in the hospital, says Dr Gunraj Awasti, a chief at District Hospital. “If we cannot search blood here, we have to refer the patients to other hospitals,” he said Awasti. 

Published: 10-05-2016 08:12

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