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Gauza in woman’s stomach - medical negligence?

Gauza in woman’s stomach - medical negligence?

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, Sep 17, 2014: The matter, however, came to light only three months later, after she developed complications. Following the disclosure of the incident, the woman’s family members and other locals gathered and protested in front of Sri Devi Nursing Home where her she had been admitted for Caesarian procedure.





Sulochana Shetty (31), a resident of Kedur Shanady in Thekkatte , had been admitted to Sri Devi Nursing Home Kundapur on June 24 for the delivery of her second child. Dr Bhavani performed the Caesarian and also tubectomy on Sulochana shetty on June 25.

Sulochana was then discharged from the nursing home on July 1, but she continued to be unwell and experience abdominal pain in the abdomin.   She was continuously bleeding. She then went to Vikram Scanning Centre, but allegedly, the staff there said the scan report was directly given to her doctors. When she returned to the hospital, she was told that she would have to undergo another minor surgery.

The patient and her family grew worried and anxious and demanded to know the reason for the second surgery but came across a blank wall. Her husband Arun Kumar then took her to Bangalore for medical attention and treatment.

The bleeding continued even after a month and the severe pain too. She was  then admitted to St John’s Hospital in Bangalore, a CT scan, revealed that cotton gauze was in her uterus cavity. She was a immediately operated upon at a cost of more than  Rs 2 lakhs.

On September 16, her family members and locals who came to know of the incident alleged that scanning centre in Kundapur and higher officials of the nursing home had tried to cover up the doctor’s negligence and thus seriously endangered the patient’s life and well being.

Speaking to media, the patient’s husband Arun Kumar said, "Due to medical negligence my wife has faced so much torture.  Even after the presence of a cloth became known after scanning, they did not inform us, and tried to cover up. This is gross criminal action."  the family protested.

A complaint has been lodged  with police and also with the consumer forum.

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