Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital treating coronavirus patients said the head nurse who died this week wasn’t killed by Covid-19 but the disease was caused by the pathogen despite documentation that suggests otherwise.
But however Her case sheet, disclosed by Indaitoday found mention of the word “COVID”.
But the hospital Dean denied it and called that could be an error and she has ordered an enquiry to find out who wrote it.
Priscilla tested negative for the coronavirus and was severely diabetic, the dean added.
The nurse had longstanding diabetes, diabetic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, a foot ulcer and renal failure, she said.
“Somebody had written on the case sheet,” the dean said. “I don’t know if it was deliberately done by somebody. We are conducting an enquiry”.
Some more facts about Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital :
Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital is a major state-owned hospital situated in Parrys , Opposite to Central station Chennai, India.
The hospital with 3,000 beds is funded and managed by the state government of Tamil Nadu.
Founded in 1664 by the British East India Company, it is the first medical institution in India. In the 19th century, the Madras Medical College joined it. As of 2018, the hospital receives an average of 12,000 outpatients every day
The hospital has 52 operation theatres, besides intensive care units and post-operative wards. The hospital requires around 1,400 cubic metres of oxygen a day, which is supplied through 1,052 outlets using cylinders.
The hospital consumes around 300 oxygen cylinders every day. The hospital has become the first government-run institution in the state to install a tank to store liquid oxygen. The tank, with a capacity to hold 13,000 litres of oxygen, would cater to the needs of the entire hospital when it becomes operational.
On 10 July 1987, the first ever transplant surgery in the hospital was done.
The first successful cadaver renal transplantation was performed at the hospital in January 1996.
In April 2007, the government decided to open pay-and-use wards with 200 beds and own nurses, to be maintained by the Tamil Nadu Medical Commission, at the hospital.
In March 2013, a new kidney dialysis centre with 12 machines was commissioned at the hospital at a cost of ₹ 10 million
Earlier it was Government General Hospital famously called as GH in Chennai but be named after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi,
The then DMK party led Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on 13th Jan 2011 announced in the Assembly .
He made the announcement in response to a request by then Congress whip Peter Alphonse, who wanted the government to name the hospital after Rajiv Gandhi because his body was brought there following his assassination in May 1991