Absence of doctors costs life of woman
Absence of Doctors Costs Life of Woman, Kavya’s Condition, Life of Woman. Infuriated over the death a woman at the Government Hospital here early on Sunday after delivery, her relatives ransacked the furniture on the premises.
She bleeds to death after delivering twin girls.
- Scanning report identifies woman was at ‘high risk’
- Kin attack hospital, glass panes, furniture damaged
- Family alleges negligence by staff
- Police register cases against hospital chief, doctor and three nurses
Infuriated over the death a woman at the Government Hospital here early on Sunday after delivery, her relatives ransacked the furniture on the premises.
Agolupu Gomati (24) alias Kavya of Alluru, in this mandal town, who was married to Swamy Goud of the village in February, was hospitalised with labour pains on Saturday. She gave birth to twin girls the same night with the assistance of nurses Pushpa and Swathy.
The hospital staff asked her relatives to bring medicines as Kavya’s condition turned serious. Her mother and Swamy pleaded with the nurses to send for a doctor. By the time the relatives returned, she died of heavy bleeding. They alleged that the superintendent, Dr. Suryasri, turned up three hours later. By that time the patient’s pulse rate had fallen.
The relatives expressed ire at the hospital staff for not showing any consideration and offering treatment. They alleged that although ‘high risk’ was mentioned in the scanning report, the gynecologist failed to examine her. Alleging negligence, the relatives damaged window panes, furniture and demonstrated before the hospital. They demanded filing of a medical negligence case against the staff. Senior officials visited the hospital and assured to render justice to the victim’s family.
Ramagundam MLA and the hospital development committee chairman Somarapu Satyanarayana consoled the bereaved family. Although he promised to recommend suspension of the nurses, the family members and relatives were not satisfied. Congress leaders Babar and Saleem Pasha reached the hospital and collected details from the family members.
They alleged that the hospital doctors were resorting to high-handed behaviour and that the MLA was backing them. The party activists staged a dharna. When the relatives alleged that justice would not be done to them if the post-mortem was conducted here, Godavarikhani One Town Police sent Kavya’s body to the Peddapalli government hospital and later to her native place Mahamutharam.
The police registered a case against Dr Suryasri, duty doctor Santosh, nurses Pushapa, Swathy and Nancy, following a complaint by Swamy.