Kozhikode Medical College in bad light over shortage of TT injection vials


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Kozhikode: The Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode has been facing a shortage of tetanus toxoid (TT) injection vials, suggests the personal accounts of affected individuals. According to them, the issue has been there for two months.

Those bitten by cats and dogs need to be administered with TT injection after an anti-rabies injection. However, many who approached the OP section were asked to buy the medicine from outside. Due to shortage, some had to rely on private hospitals too.

The hospital administration, however, maintained that it has been resolved. As of Tuesday, the hospital had a stock of 1000 TT injection vials, they informed. The delay in supplies from Kerala Medical Services Corporation resulted in the shortage, they added.

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