Rat bites patient in TVM medical college, family alleges compulsory discharge

Thiruvananthapuram: A 58-year-old patient in Govt Medical College here suffered injuries on her foot after being bitten by a rat. Her family alleged that the hospital authorities gave a compulsory discharge to the woman when the incident came to light.

Girijakumari, a native of Powdikonam, had the bitter experience while undergoing treatment at the Yellow Zone after dialysis at the hospital. The incident took place on Saturday. Her two toes were found severed as the rat had bitten nails and flesh. After finding the injuries, duty nurse informed the matter to Girija's family. Later, she was taken to the preventive clinic. Doctors examined the woman and shifted her to ward after administering rabies vaccine.

It is alleged that the hospital authorities opted for compulsory discharge of the woman after the news spread like wildfire.

According to reports, the hospital has come under fire for not implementing an effective waste management system. Patients and inmates have been complaining about unhygienic conditions of toilets and wards in the hospital.

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