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Defective instruments in use at Apollo Hospital

By Shubhang Saurav

BANGALORE (Oct. 21)—A couple of patients undergoing  treatment at Apollo Hospital have complained that instruments  used by the hospital are defective as they give wrong readings of insulin, blood level and other factors.

M.K. Rai, a resident of Yeshwantpur, said: “My pregnant wife’s blood glucose was checked by an Apollo machine. Based on high sugar levels as per machine’s readings, doctors prescribed high dosage of insulin for two months before delivery.”

However, during the delivery time, when the hospital checked the sugar levels, it was normal.

When Rai checked the reading of same blood sample with a blood glucose monitoring device which he purchased from another pharmacy, the difference was 150 percent between the two readings read more >>

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