Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Wrong blood transfusion blamed for woman's death  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 17/02/2013

No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


 


Volunteers donate blood in aid of Haj pilgrims in Riyadh in this October 2012 file photo. Health workers need to be vigilant to ensure that only the untainted blood are transferred to patients.
(MENAFN - Arab News) A 35-year-old Saudi woman died at Bisha General Hospital yesterday as a result of wrong transfusion of blood, Sabq electronic newspaper reported. The paper identified the victim as Zaraa Eissa Muhammad Faqeeh.

According to Zaraa's relatives, she was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 12, 2012 for sickle cell anemia, rheumatism and diabetes. She was given wrong blood (Group A instead of O) during treatment, said her brother Ahmed.
Ahmed said the doctor, who was treating Zaraa, had asked hospital authorities to shift her to King Fahd Central Hospital intensive care, but the Bisha Hospital director approved her transfer only after two days. By that time her condition had deteriorated.

Even after reaching King Fahd Hospital, Zaraa was taken to the intensive care unit after eight hours, making her condition worse. Ahmed said he has filed a petition to the health department in Bisha to take action against the erring doctor and nurse.

RELATED STORY - HIV blood transfusion victim to get 'best treatment'

 






  MENA News Headlines


 
Live Currency Rates






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country
Marketwatch News
UPI News
Comtex News

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help