5 Children Suffer Convulsions After Repeat Dose Of Antibiotics

5 Children Suffer Convulsions After Repeat Dose Of Antibiotics

KOLHAPUR, 16 DEC 2019:


Five children, aged between 4 and 10 years, suffered convulsions after they were administered repeat doses of antibiotics.


The children are from the anganwadi, primary and secondary schools of the Gadhinglaj and Ajara talukas. A few days ago, the children were detected with urinary system-related diseases. They were then taken at the sub-district hospital at Gadhinglaj. The surgeries and other requisite medical processes were carried out on these children and they were kept under observation. The surgeries were performed between December 13 and December 15. According to health officials, the children were given repeated doses of antibiotics. This led to the development of convulsions in them.


During a convulsion, a patient loses consciousness and the muscles get relaxed. It is the first stage of seizure, in which the rapid movement with loss of consciousness is observed.


Family members got worried after the children developed convulsions.


B C Kempi-Patil, the dean of the CPR Hospital, said, “The children were brought with convulsions. We put them on emergency care, and after the treatment, we were able to make them stable. We have been told that the repeat dose of antibiotics, with separate batch numbers, were administered to the children. We are investigating further and the action will be taken accordingly.”


The children who suffered convulsions have been identified as Chaitanya Sunil Khavare (9) from Mahagaon village, Samarth Ramchandra Kolhe (4) from Abaladevi, Rohit Kashinath Sheshnaik (10) from Dundge village, Sarvesh Digambar Patil (4) from Gavse village and Samarth Baburao Gurave (8) from Khanapur.


Dilip Ambole, the medical officer of the sub-district hospital, Gadhinglaj, said, “The parents are demanding action. We are going to investigate what went wrong and who is at fault. We have sought a report, based on which, action will be taken.” The Times Of India