Cockroach in hospital nibbles at new born’s only eyeFebruary 10th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) A five-day-old baby’s only eye was nibbled at by a cockroach in a government hospital and the infant is out of danger, a doctor said Tuesday.
The baby was undergoing a treatment for Multiple Congenital Anomaly (MCA), abnormality in eyes in this case, at the paediatric surgery department of NRS Medical College in eastern part of the city.
“The baby was born with one eye and was kept at the recovery room of the department after a surgery. One of our doctors found a cockroach nibbling at his eye. It was due to their timely action that the cornea could be saved. The baby is out of danger now,” head of the department Biswanath Mukhopadhyay said.
Mukhopadhyay blamed the pest control agency for the incident.
“The pest control agency hired by the hospital authorities is responsible for this incident. They spray fake insecticides in our department, and as a result this place has become a den of cockroaches,” Mukhopadhyay said.
This is not the first incident of its kind, the head of the paediatric surgery department added.
“After surgery, the babies stay under the effect of anaesthesia, and mostly during this time cockroaches crawl over them. It is not always possible to keep a nurse or a doctor to drive away cockroaches in the wards,” Mukhopadhyay said.
Hospital superintendent Laksmikanta Ghosh ordered immediate termination of contract with the pest control agency, Soudipti Pest Control Agency.
“It is a fact that the paediatric surgery department has become a den of cockroaches. And we will take every step for the safety of our patients,” Ghosh told IANS.
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