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Kin of dead patient alleges negligence by nurses

Family members of Meena Devi Sar who died at the Marwari Relief Society Hospital late on Friday night have levelled serious charges of negligence against some nurses who did not allegedly attend to the patient who had a stool bag was fitted against her lower abdomen.

Doctors created an artificial mechanism out of her body and placed a stool bag outside her body as there was a deep wound on the rectum of the patient.

As a result of this, the nurses were reluctant to attend to the patient claiming that a foul smell was coming out of her body.

Hospital authorities have suspended three nurses in this connection. The patient, a resident of Howrah, suffering from Colon Cancer and jaundice was admitted to the hospital on April 9.

The family members of the victim also brought up charges of serious negligence saying that when they visited the hospital on Saturday morning after receiving the news of her death, they found that there was no cloth on her body.

The patient died at around 12.14 am on Friday midnight but the family members were communicated on Saturday morning.

A relative of the patient said that it was utterly shocking to see their patient lying dead on the bed without a dress and none attending her as some foul smell was emanating from her.

She also said that the hospital authorities could have told them to transfer the patient, said the relative. It was alleged that the body was lying on the bed for nearly 10 hours.

After receiving a complaint, the hospital authorities suspended three nurses for negligence in duty. A probe has been initiated.
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