Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)

SRINAGAR — Authorities in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Thursday reacted to the death of a patient who died at the institute last month, saying that no evidence of mismatched transfusion reaction in the patient was found during the investigation.

The family members of Mir Anjum, a patient had staged protest, alleging that transfusion of blood has caused death to their beloved.

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However, SKIMS officials said that the complaint of alleged transfusion reaction was fully investigated. “The committee scrutinized patient record as well as blood bank record for any mismatched or transfusion reaction,” an official said.

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“The committee found no evidence of mismatched transfusion reaction in the patient. The patient was a case of EHPVO with portal cavernoma with esophageal varices, post splenectomy with devascularization,” the statement issued here reads.

The patient was admitted at SKIMS for the condition, it said, adding that two blood points were transfused, one on 29th March and another on 30th March, 2019.

“Post transfusion, sample of blood of patient as well as blood bag were tested. Both direct coombs test as well as indirect coombs test were negative, no haemolysis was found in patient post transfusion. The allegations leveled by the relatives are baseless,” the statement added.

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