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Hospital Horror: Man gets sucked in MRI Machine, dies; 3 arrested

Hospital Horror: Man gets sucked in MRI Machine, dies; 3 arrested

Mumbai: – In a freak accident at the prestigious Nair hospital here, a 32-year-old man died after he got sucked into an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine at the hospital in Mumbai.

The man, identified as Mr Rajesh Maru, age 32 was carrying an oxygen cylinder as he accompanied his elderly relative who was being treated at the hospital. As the man was holding the oxygen cylinder, he got sucked into the machine with its high magnetic force, which caused the cylinder to burst. Maru died within minutes, after inhaling excessive amount of leaked oxygen.

Maru’s relative blamed the hospital authorities’ negligence for his death, pointing out that while the ward boy told Maru to remove all metal before going in the room, he allowed the oxygen cylinder

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“He went there to visit my ailing mother. A ward boy told him to carry an oxygen cylinder with him to MRI room which is prohibited.

It all happened because of the carelessness of hospital’s doctors and administration. No security guard was either present to tell him that he should not carry oxygen cylinder with him to MRI room,” Maru’s brother-in-law, Harish Solanki told ANI.

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“As he entered the room the MRI machine sucked him in due to the magnetic force as he had oxygen cylinder with him. He died within two minutes. No hospital authority has approached us accepting their mistake,” he added.

The family members, locals and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA MP Lodha also staged a protest inside the hospital dean’s cabin.

An FIR was registered against the hospital’s doctor Siddhant Shah, ward boy Vitthal Chavan and one lady ward attendant Sunita Surve under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) who were arrested by the police in the evening. The hospital authorities have also handed over the CCTV footage of the incident to the police.

On a related note, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs for the family of the victim.

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Source: agency inputs

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  1. Why is the Indian public so eager to blame doctors for everything that happens?? Can you not think practically for once? It\’s impossible for a doctor to check each and every patient entering. Which is the reason staff is appointed to make sure of these things. Just because doctors are an easy scapegoat, does not mean they\’re at fault. Look at the doctor patients ratio in this country. It\’s horrible. The pay is horrible. Please open the blindfold you all seem to have that doctors roll in money and are all negligent. Have some common sense and some sympathy towards what they do. None of them have any sort of personal life. They work day and night for a negligible salary. No holidays no Sundays. Yet, for the mistake of a ward boy and a technician, the doctor gets arrested. The hospital administration should be questioned as to why they hadn\’t trained their staff about this. And why they don\’t employ more people seeing as it\’s difficult to manage the patient load on a daily basis.

  2. Staff members are made to know what to do with patients & attendants. If they don\’t follow the rules hospital takes the blame. Pathetic…

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    shabbir ahmad andrabi January 29, 2018, 4:47 pm

    The Ward staff made the mistake, what about Radiology Staff in MRI Room, It is their duty to check the patient and staff accomping him that they don\’t carry any prohibited items . Mistakes at several stages.

  4. As long as v Indians remain bigoted with our \”chalta hai\” attitude and egoistic character, please don\’t think it the last one incident, instead prepare for the next one soon somewhere.

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    Dr Ishwar Gilada January 29, 2018, 12:59 pm

    It is a common scene in public hospitals, especially BMC hospitals where there are no lift-men and patients/relatives often man the lift at their own whims and convenience; most often wheelchairs are supported and wheeled-in by patients\’ relatives. Accidents like this can happen anytime and the entire responsibility / onus should be on hospitals. Having myself worked in a public hospital from 1981-91, I see that day by day they are degraded rather than seeing any improvement. Rather than bridging the gaps between public hospitals and private hospitals, the gap is widening.
    Don\’t know when things will change for the better!