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Woman suffering from hand pain dies after surgery; family alleges medical negligence

Woman suffering from hand pain dies after surgery; family alleges medical negligence


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, April 17, 2016: :   Medical negligence has been blamed for the  death of a woman  suffering from hand pain, at a private hospital at Derlakatte where she underwent surgery.  Family members and relatives of the woman also staged a protest in front of the Spoorthi Polyclinic at Tokkottu where the woman had initially gone for treatment, by placing the body of the woman in front of the clinic and  accusing the doctor of medical negligence.


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The deceased woman has been identified as Saraswathi, wife of late Parameshwara of Gandhinagar near Tokkottu.It is learnt,  Saraswathi had visited the polyclinic on April 6 after she had developed severe pain in her hand while unloading sand the previous day. As per the suggestion of the doctor she was admitted to a private hospital at Derlakatte on April 9 and had undergone a surgery on April 10.

It is learnt, Saraswati was in the intensive care  till April 14  and doctors pronounced her dead that day. Sources said the doctors did not allow the family to see her or to take her to another hospital stating her condition was serious.


The family of the woman has lodged a police complaint with regard to medical negligence. The protest in front of the clinic was participated by nearly 100 people including  Rohith Ullal, Honorary Advisor of Koragajja Seva Samithi, Murali Mohan Salian, General Secretary of Block Congress as well as members of BJP, Congress and Dalita Sangharsha Samithi


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Comments on this Article
Gangadhar S, Kolkatta Mon, April-18-2016, 2:01
Give importance to life and not money. Money can be earned but not Health.
Ishan, UAE Mon, April-18-2016, 1:57
When the situation comes to the doctor’s family he will realize the pain. Money matters not the condition of the patient.
Naveen, Bengaluru Mon, April-18-2016, 1:54
Think the Doctor’s might have played some trick . A serious action has to be taken . Negligence of the whole hospital team.
Daania RS, Mysore Mon, April-18-2016, 1:32
Was the surgery really performed to her hand?The Hospital and the doctor both have to be questioned. They do not have the right to play with life f the innocents
Mohammed Latif, Dubai/Mangalore Mon, April-18-2016, 1:27
The hospitals have become commercial they do not give important to the life of the people.
Anith Rao, Ullal,Mangalore Mon, April-18-2016, 1:18
The lack of medical negligence cost life of a woman. The doctors cannot be so careless about the patient. The action has to be taken on the doctor.
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