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Woman dies of snake bite : Relatives protest alleging medical negligence

Woman dies of snake bite : Relatives protest alleging medical negligence

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, June 20,2017: The death of a woman  who suffered snake bite, due to alleged medical negligence of doctors of the Kundapur Government Hospital, has snowballed into a controversy with relatives of the deceased staging a protest demanding action against the doctor.

deathkundapurOn June 19, Monday morning, Vishalakshi Poojary (37)  of Byndoor was bit by a snake while she was cooking. Though she was immediately rushed to the Byndoor Government Hospital, the doctors there referred her to the Kundapur Government Hospital as they  did not  have  required medicine.

Though she was then taken to  Kundapur  Government  Hospital, it is said she died as she was not given treatment on time.

 The Chief Medical Officer Dr Udayashanker has however denied  the allegation. He said though the woman was brought at 1.45 pm, she was taken away saying  she will be admitted to another hospital. Though she was brought again at 3.45 pm, she was dead by that time, he said.

 Later relatives as well as various organisations staged a protest  demanding suspension of the doctor and staff.  Tahsildar G M Borker and Special Tahsildar of Byndoor Kiran Gorayya visited the hospital.

Police had to resort to a mild lathi charge as protestors refused to disperse.

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Zian Ahmed, Bhatkal Tue, June-20-2017, 2:03

The government hospital most of the time are very careless towards the patients. Action has to be taken on the doctors and the hopsital

Rashmitha Shetty, Karkala Tue, June-20-2017, 1:56
Sad news. The woman has lost her life because of the negligence of the doctor
Dinesh M, Puttur Tue, June-20-2017, 1:24
Doctors usually blame or give some reason to escape fro the case. Why hadn’t they treated in Byndoor Government Hospital
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