Madurai: The police has registered a case of ‘suspicious death’ under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure against a well-known hospital following the complaint of death of a woman due to alleged medical negligence.
The hospital is owned by Dr P Saravanan, who is the DMK candidate for Tirupparankundram assembly constituency that is going for a by-poll on May 19.
Tallakulam police registered a case against Saravana Hospital at Narimedu locality, based on a complaint lodged by R Mariyammal, whose husband is a police constable attached to Avaniapuram police station, reports PTI.
The Hindu reports that the complainant stated that her elder sister was being treated for her ailment at Saravana Hospital for the last three months. The patient had thrown up following which the complainant and her brother Thiraviyam had admitted her to the hospital on May 13.
The patient, who had good health then, suddenly lost her consciousness after she was administered “some” injection and she was immediately rushed to the intensive care unit.
When the complainant asked the hospital authorities about the sudden development, they were reportedly threatened. The complainant said that all of a sudden, the authorities told her to take her sister to the Government Rajaji Hospital as they could not afford treatment at the private hospital. After the siblings insisted that they could not shift the patient to the GRH without the authorities revealing the reason, they were given a certificate in the evening stating that the patient had died, adds the daily.
However, the FIR has not named any accused on the complaint of death of a woman due to alleged medical negligence.