A saline drip overdose during that period was found to be the cause of her subsequent neurological disorders that led to loss of speech and limb movements. The commission's probe report states that the prescription was for "3 per cent" or hypertonic saline, which Kaberi didn't need. Doctors prescribe saline drip with 3 per cent content when a patient's sodium level is very low, a condition called hyponatremia. "The protocol is to administer 3 per cent saline when sodium level is less than 115meq/L. Neurologist Jayanta Roy said a sudden increase in salt content in the blood could damage brain cells.
Source: The Telegraph February 19, 2018 21:33 UTC