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‘Garba’ in Gujarat hospital ICU – a la ‘Munnabhai MBBS’!

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Ahmedabad: Taking a leaf out of superhit Bollywood movie “Munnabhai MBBS”, the medical and non-medical staff of a hospital here played ‘garba’ in full swing inside the intensive care unit, sparking all round outrage, officials said on Tuesday.
The ‘garba’ was performed on Monday afternoon at the Sola Civil Hospital where Health and Finance Minister Nitin Patel inaugurated a new kidney dialysis centre.

After he left, the hospital staff erupted into a spontaneous ‘garba’ to the accompaniment of loud music, celebrating the spirit of the ongoing navratri festival – albeit at the wrong venue at the wrong time.

As the young male and female doctors, many in their white overcoats, uniformed nurses, wardboys and wardgirls joined the dance and went around taking ’rounds’ of the ICU, the shocked patients and their relatives kept watching dumbfounded.

Worse, many of the dancers were wearing shoes and slippers, which is barred as per ICU norms, creating a potential health hazard for the already suffering patients.

Strangely, the hospital administration seemed unaware of the loud dance and music on the premises but belatedly, medical superintendent H.K. Bhavsar ordered his flock to stop.

Taking a grim view of the incident, Bhavsar said he would serve showcause notices to all those who participated in the song-and-dance in the ICU.

Some reports on Tuesday suggested that the state government has sought a report on the incident which has led to outrage when a video clip of the garba was leaked on social media networks and local television channels.

The reactions ranged from bland humour to utter shock to sheer disbelief with some commenting how hospital staffers behave rudely and don’t even permit mobile phones inside ICUs but did not shy away from breaking all rules themselves.

The incident was reminiscent of a lusty cabaret number, “Dekh Le..” enacted in a hospital male ward in the 2003 blockbuster ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ for a terminal patient, actor Jimmy Shergill, at the behest of his sympathisers Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi.

(IANS) 

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Hospital In Romania Shut Down After Babies Get Diagnosed With Superbug

Microbiologists say up to 30 percent of humans are long-term carriers of the bug.

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This digitally colorized microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in yellow. VOA

Romanian health authorities on Friday temporarily closed a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there recently were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug.

The Health Ministry said the Giulesti Maternity Hospital in Bucharest would stop admissions after the newborns were recently diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

The Grigore Alexandru children’s hospital said Thursday it was treating at least six babies born recently in Giulesti for the bug. It said the babies didn’t have a fever, without providing further information on their condition.

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Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, brown) or the superbug surrounded by cellular debris. MRSA resists treatment with many antibiotics. VOA

The ministry said wards would be closed for cleaning and disinfection after patients were discharged. The hospital said it had canceled dozens of C-section operations next week. Women will have the procedure at other public hospitals in the capital.

The Public Health Directorate said 11 hospital employees found to be carriers of the bacteria have been temporarily removed from the hospital to undergo treatment.

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The bacteria often live on the skin or in the nostrils without causing symptoms. They can become more dangerous if they enter the bloodstream, destroying heart valves or causing other damage.

Microbiologists say up to 30 percent of humans are long-term carriers of the bug. (VOA)