Baby dies in womb after doctor gives wrong injection to mother
Kolkata: Family members of a pregnant woman on Wednesday alleged that the baby in her womb died because of medical negligence of doctors in the Kharagpur Chandmari Sub-divisional hospital. But the hospital authorities denied the charge.
The incident had triggered tension among the patients undergoing treatment in the hospital following the incident.
The family members of the victim staged a protest demonstration inside the hospital campus creating chaos.
A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
The demonstration was lifted by the family members following the intervention of the senior police officers who assured them that the matter would be looked into.
The family members of the woman Jhunu Patra, a resident of Benapur area, said was brought to the hospital on Saturday. She complained of labour pain on Tuesday night.
It was alleged that the on duty nurses called up the doctor under whom the patient was admitted.
The doctor allegedly told the nurses to administer an injection on the patient. The family members of the patient alleged that she felt relieved after she was administered the injection but stopped feeling any movement of the baby following the incident. When the caesarean delivery was performed on the patient, the baby was found dead.
This infuriated the family members of the victim.
They staged a demonstration alleging negligence on the part of the hospital.
They also demanded a high level inquiry into the incident. They questioned the authority and said why would the doctor instruct an on-duty nursing staff over phone to administer a particular injection without seeing the condition of the patient.
The baby died in the mother's womb as wrong injection was administered on the patient, alleged the family members of the victim.
A senior official of the hospital said the death of the baby could be due to many other reasons. He also denied the charges of medical negligence. The doctors in the hospital might have been trying for a normal delivery of the dead baby, he said. Post-mortem of the dead baby may be done to ascertain the real reason for the death.