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Rose Cancer Center shut down; patients advised to get screenings

Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011 3:39 pm

As if cancer weren’t bad enough, patients at Rose Cancer Center in Summit learned last week that they could have been exposed to viral infection at the clinic.

On Tuesday the Mississippi Department of Health sent letters to patients notifying them the clinic has been closed for “unsafe infection control practices.” 

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  • Ken Stovall posted at 1:44 pm on Tue, Aug 16, 2011.

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    My Grandmother was treated at this clinic around this time and just died less than two weeks ago. I am very angy and hurt right now and thought she died of natural causes. Now my hurt is more rage at knowing she may still be with us if not for this tragedy.

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  • alicet posted at 4:24 pm on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

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    As a personal friend and a former patient of Dr. Meera Sachdeva, I like the most recent commenter, am appalled at this attack on her...and that is just how I see it, as a personal attack on her. She is a wonderful physician who would NOT endanger her patients in any way, so I must conclude her new staff played a role in this matter. I will say no more on the matter at this point because I have not talked with her and do not want to comprise the matter in any way, shape, or form. But I do feel like the newspaper and other folks have not been fair to Dr. Sachdeva at all.

     
  • Anonymous Comment posted at 12:13 pm on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

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    First of all, there are two sides to every story. All of my family members who had cancer was a patient of dr. Meera Sachdeva. She is a very caring and trustworthy doctor. The infection started almost 2 weeks ago when new nurses got hired on. Dr. Sachdeva has been here since 2005 why would it justnow happen if she were the one to do this. She never touches the pAtients while on chemo only the nurses. I feel you all just need to leave her and her patients alone. Do you have a mother father brother sister who has cancer that can't afford to go to Jackson or Hattiesburg or who just does not have the strength to ride that far, think people, your hurting other people besides and remember two sides to every story told. Now go write about that

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  • Anonymous Comment posted at 1:11 am on Mon, Aug 1, 2011.

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    I am sad to say that this does not shock me at all. Pray for these patients. They have it hard enough already. Prayers for all!

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  • Anonymous Comment posted at 8:06 pm on Sun, Jul 31, 2011.

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    This just breaks my heart! Not to mention makes me mad! How could someone who has taken an oath as a doctor put cancer patients whose immune systems who are already comprimised at risk for these things? How could the employees who work there continue to let this go on without calling and turning her in or if they did, why not sooner? I am sure Dr. Burnett Hanson and the ladies that work for his office would be glad to take over the patients care and would treat them with the respect and compassion they deserve. There are doctors in Baton Rouge and Jackson who are wonderful also! Prayers are being lifted for everyone and please go asap to be checked.

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