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Anti Rabies vaccine disappears from GDMC hospital

Absence of Anti Rabies Vaccine (ARV) in the Government Doon Medical College hospital is causing problems to the patients of animal bite cases. These vaccines are not available in the hospital from last two months. The chief Pharmacist of the hospital, KC Kukreti said that the stock of the ARV has vanished in the hospital and the higher authorities have been informed about it. The Medical Superintendent (MS) of the hospital, Dr K K Tamta said that the important vaccine is not available in the health directorate. He said that the hospital administration has decided to float tender for the purchase of the ARV after the end of the model code of conduct enforced in view of the Lok Sabha elections. More than 125 patients visit the hospital per day for the vaccine needed for animal bite cases from different parts of the state. In absence of the vaccine these patients had to get the life saving vaccine injected from private hospitals. It is worth mentioning here that earlier the hospital used to purchase anti rabies serum apart from ARV. The serum is injected in the wound within ten days of the bite as an extra precautionary measure. The cost of serum is Rs 1800 per vial in the market. However the anti rabies vaccine is very essential and is administered intra dermal or intra muscular four times in a fixed schedule. The vaccine is injected on 0, 3,7 and 28 day of animal bite.The vaccine is injected free of cost in the government hospitals where there is facility of cold storage. Thursday, 23 May 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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