Patient dies at Medica Superspecialty Hospital family cries negligence

first_imgKolkata: The family members of a 51-year-old woman, who died of alleged medical negligence at Medica Superspecialty Hospital, lodged a complaint with the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission (WBCERC).In his complaint, the victim’s husband Pradip Paul mentioned that the patient was wrongly treated during her dialysis in the hospital. He lodged specific complaint against Dr Anupam Roy, who treated the patient. WBCERC has started a detailed probe into the incident. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe victim, Sukla Paul, a resident of Dakshin Dinajpur was admitted to the hospital on 13 July with kidney-related ailments.It was learnt that the patient, a known case of hypertension with chronic kidney disease, attended Nephrology OPD on July 13. The patient was kept on mechanical ventilation and hemodialysis had been conducted on her for last the two weeks.According to the press statement issued by the hospital authorities, the patient was being treated for respiratory failure due to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and severe co-agulopathy with renal failure. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe hospital also claimed that the patient was in a critical condition when she was admitted to Medica. “Despite our best efforts, the patient could not be saved and she passed away on July 29,” said the press statement.According to the hospital authorities, the patient had an uneventful hemodialysis procedure after which she was admitted and kept on observation as she complained of swelling in right side of her neck and difficulty in breathing. Post-procedure, her vitals were normal and chest X-Ray did not reveal any significant abnormalities. She was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It was noticed that she had a hematoma on the right side of the neck around the initial puncture site, which was managed with usual conservative methods.The patient’s blood investigations revealed low hemoglobin levels with abnormal clotting parameters, for which she was transfused blood. Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) was consulted for suspected neck hematoma and they advised a CT Angiogram of the neck and to continue supportive care.She was continued on regular dialysis and regular consultations with CTVS team, Critical Care Team and a Hematologist. Medical Boards were contacted on multiple occasions in presence of consultants from different specialities, along with the patient’s next of kin. After detailed investigations, it was found that she has a rare form of Coagulation Disorder due to preformed antibody and inhibitors against blood clotting factors.last_img

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