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New mothers complain of infected sutures

New mothers complain of infected sutures
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Negligence of doctors at King Koti Government Maternity Hospital in treating new mothers is playing with their lives as also the off-spring.

Amberpet: Negligence of doctors at King Koti Government Maternity Hospital in treating new mothers is playing with their lives as also the off-spring.

Complaints against the doctors are that patients suffer from complications, like infections and related problems, arising out of improper sutures and the success rate of surgeries is poor.

Attendants of patients lament that they are forced to purchase medicines and other disposables, like syringes and cotton, from outside, when the hospital is supposed to provide them free of cost. They accuse employees of demanding bribes, ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 1,000.

In spite of such irregularities, patients are compelled to take treatment because of poverty. They are left with no alternative except urging the government to come to their rescue by ensuring better treatment. A woman who delivered her second infant told The Hans India that she opted for the hospital as she was treated well during the birth of her first baby.

A woman, who attended her daughter’s delivery, criticised doctors for stating that malnutrition was cause of her infection! She accused doctors of speaking in humiliating tones, with regard to hygiene and food about, those being treated in the general wards.

Shailaja, another victim of infection due to sutures, said she was in a special ward. She questioned as to how she could give birth to a three kg infant if she had not taken nutritious diet. She felt that instruments in operation theatre weren’t properly cleaned. She was not sure whether they are being treated by doctors or trainees.

Her husband, Attarya, said a pediatrician visits only twice a week. He expressed ire at the abusive language used by doctors.

Resident Medical Officer Saroja demanded a written complaint from the victims to take action, while reacting to The Hans India. Health Minister Dr C Laxma Reddy said he was not aware of the issue. He would inquire and initiate action accordingly.

BY D Rajesh

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