KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital My daughter was prescribed with expired medication. Medication is meant to be dripped into baby’s nostrils. We were wondering why is it so that she did not get better despite using the medication for 1month plus(from date of being issued till date, resting in btw as instructed.) Upon checking, I was horrified to find out that the medication expired on 04/18 even when the medication was prescribed on 25/08/18. She was barely one month when she was prescribed with this expired medication.
How can KKH overlook important information like expiry date before issuing the medication to their patients, especially newborns? Will there be any adverse effect on the infant as the infant has been given the medication for a month. How could the public trust the hospital if they are dispensing expired medication? I do hope KKH can look into this and get back to me the soonest with possible ways of making things right.
I did not make myself clear therefore I will do it here once and for all. Bottle of expired bottle of medication was opened and administered in the ward by the nurse throughout the stay except for the last administration before discharge as I need to learn how to use it on baby. Yes, I am too complacent and did not double check for expiry. But, how many of you would ask to check the expiry before consuming or using medication nurse give you on their rounds during dispensing of medication in the ward? Would you ask to check their bottles before eating the medication? I doubt so.
2/10: KKH has called and asked to go down to their clinic tomorrow for baby to do check.
3/10: Consultation done at KKH. Requested for doctor to do suction to remove the mucus and all in nose. Nurse is unable to remove mucus from her right nostril, removed from left nostril instead. Old medications collected back by KKH and was prescribed with 2 new types of medication to use for 2 weeks before gg back to follow up again in 3 weeks time. Charges waived for today as goodwill and recovery work by KKH.
4/10: KKH called today to inform follow up on 24/10 will be waived too.