Hyderabad: 19 infants safely discharged from Niloufer

Hyderabad: The third infant who fell critically ill on consuming Tramadol tablets at the NUHC, were taken off ventilator on Saturday.

According to the Times of India report, total 19 infants were discharged of 32, who were admitted to Niloufer Hospital soon after the incident.

The superintendent of Niloufer Hospital, Dr Murali Krishna said, “No new cases have come to us. All the children are stable and are being closely monitored and will be discharge by Sunday or Monday.”

In a routine immunization drive, on Wednesday infants were given the pentavalent vaccine of which 32 fall ill after receiving Tramadol, an opioid pain killer by mistake.

A team of Dr Deepak Pollapaka from the Union health and family welfare department, senior consultants Dr Vikas Madan and Dr Krishna Kumar came to Hyderabad and visited Niloufer Hospital to assess the situation. They also examined the storage of vaccine at the Nampally health centre.

According to the sources, the incident took very seriously as it would lead to opposition to vaccination and a central team carries out inspections and submits a report to the Centre.