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Patient critical after botched surgery at private UP hospital, kin alleges medical negligence
Agra: Alleging that one of the members of the surgery team did not even hold an MBBS degree, the kin of a patient has filed a medical negligence case against a private hospital in Etah district after a "botched surgery" was performed on the patient to remove her gall bladder stone.The case concerns a 31 year old woman who has been in a serious condition for the last three weeks after...
Agra: Alleging that one of the members of the surgery team did not even hold an MBBS degree, the kin of a patient has filed a medical negligence case against a private hospital in Etah district after a "botched surgery" was performed on the patient to remove her gall bladder stone.
The case concerns a 31 year old woman who has been in a serious condition for the last three weeks after the operation.
As per the patient's kin, the surgery took place at a private hospital in Etah district on November 26 after which pus started coming out from the stitches and an artery linked to her liver also got damaged.
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The family further alleged that one of the members who performed the surgery on her don't have an MBBS degree as well. Eventually, the patient's husband filed a complaint at the health department and the police.
Dr Umesh Tripathi, chief medical officer of Etah district told stated, "A complaint of medical negligence causing danger to life of a patient has been received against the multi-specialty hospital. The complainant has also alleged that an unqualified person has operated upon the patient. The matter will be investigated in detail."
The husband who filed a complaint, was a resident of Mathura district and works as a small time farmer in Sonai. He claimed, "After my wife's surgery, she started having severe pain in her stomach. I took her again to the hospital on December 4. The doctors told me that there is another stone in the common bile duct. They took my wife to a different private hospital and conducted a second surgery on December 5. The doctors there then informed me that a third surgery may be required after 6 to 8 weeks."
The pair have two children, reports the TOI.
He added, "I later found out that an artery connected to her liver was damaged during the surgery. I have already spent around Rs 1.5 lakh on my wife's treatment and don't have any savings left. Her life is in danger. I filed a complaint on Monday. I want justice."
The Etah police however haven't filed an FIR yet, with Kotwali Dehat SHO Jagdish Chandra stating, "We have received a complaint regarding a botched surgery of a woman at a private hospital. It is an alleged case of medical negligence. Appropriate steps will be taken on the basis of the health department's probe findings. So far, there is no update from that department."
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Revu is currently pursuing her masters from University of Hyderabad. With a background in journalism, she joined Medical Dialogues in 2021.