Hospital admits 'brought dead' patient, husband files police complaint
KOLKATA: A Jalpaiguri resident has lodged a complaint at Alipore police station alleging that his wife was admitted at a private hospital, even after being declared "brought dead" by one of the hospital doctors. The family members of the victim further alleged that the police were not taking action against the accused doctor for negligence.
Ananya Chatterjee, a resident of Suhrid Lane in Jalpaiguri, brought his pregnant wife Moumita to Kolkata after she had some complications.
He had rented a house at Behala and was consulting a doctor at the same area when on the fateful night (November 21) the patient began to bleed. The doctor, on being contacted by Chatterjee, advised him to administer one of the prescribed injections, which he got administered to his wife by an attendant.
However, the patient's condition further deteriorated. He rushed his wife to the private hospital on Wednesday morning.
He alleged that after
examining her, one of the doctors declared her "brought dead".
However, after a few minutes they admitted his wife and shifted her to the ICU.
Later, she was declared dead by the hospital authority. According to him the hospital authorities had even included ICU charges in the bill.
Chatterjee questioned: "Why did they admit the patient when one of their doctors had declared her "brought dead"?"
"Why didn't the hospital authorities issue her death certificate when she was already dead?" He has also pressed a negligence charge against the doctor who was treating his wife.
Despite the postmortem being done and the body
being taken back to her
native place, the police are yet to take any action against the hospital.
Meanwhile, the hospital authorities have maintained that they are yet to get any written complaint from the victim's family members. On receipt of a formal complaint they will initiate a probe.