Udupi, Apr 25, 2015: As per reports, persons close to a woman died following delivery staged a protest before the private hospital here by placing the body and demanding the arrest of doctor/s responsible for the death on April 24,Friday.
The deceased woman is identified as Varsha, aged 23yrs of Kapikadu, Pakshikere; she died on April 24, Friday due to excessive bleeding . She had married to Devdass Bangera some four year ago and she delivered her first child at the private hospital on April 18. The private hospital had directed the relatives of the deceased to refer both mother and the child to KMC following unstable health condition. According to them, the girl child was suffering from respiratory problem, while the mother was under extreme stress. Varsha was infused with nearly 40 bottles of blood in KMC following excessive bleeding.
The relatives alleged that the private hospital authorities misguided them and did not inform them of the proper condition Varsha was faced with. They demanded justice and urged the police to arrest the doctors who are responsible for the death. They said that they are protesting because henceforth other patients should not suffer at the hands of the doctors.
Udipi SP Annamalai, who arrived at the spot convinced the aggrieved kin to register a complaint. He said that the body would be sent for post mortem in the government hospital. Action would be taken following the report of the post mortem. He urged the protestors to withdraw the protest, as their behaviour is disturbing and creating problems to the other patients. A case was registered in Udupi police station.
The hospital administrative head Dr G S Chandrasekhar said that the patient Varsha was admitted on April 17 and delivered on April 18. After delivery the attending doctor noticed tendency for increased bleeding immediately. This tendency is known as Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, which is dangerous, unavoidable and rare complication of deliveries, so patient was immediately shifted to KMC, Manipal on April 18 considering she would need advanced treatment. KMC was informed over the excessive bleeding of the patient. She died on April 24 at KMC. There was no negligence on the part of treating doctor or hospital at any stage she said.
The relatives of the deceased, Nalini, Annad Bangera, Sulochana, Vinay alleged that the doctors at the private hospital said that the patient is in need of only four bottles of blood to overcome weakness and stress. At KMC, the deceased was given 34 bottles of blood on a single day and more than 40 bottles of blood was given to the deceased. The uterus was removed following the recommendation of the doctors in KMC. The relatives demanded that the gynecologist should be arrested as her negligence has led to the death of Varsha.