Patient goes missing at NRS, family members allege medical negligence
Kolkata: A 58-year-old patient disappeared from the NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday. The family members of the victim have brought the charges of medical negligence against the hospital authorities.
The incident triggered tension among some patients who have been undergoing treatment at the hospital. The victim, Amal Mali, a resident of Balurghat in South Dinajpur, was brought to the hospital after he suffered a brain stroke.
Mali, a daily wage labourer, suffered the brain stroke on April 20 at his work place. He was immediately rushed to the Balurghat hospital.
The patient was transferred to Malda Medical College and Hospital on April 21 as his condition deteriorated.
As the patient showed no sign of improvements, the doctors at the Malda
Medical College and Hospital shifted the patient to the NRS Medical College and Hospital on April 22.
The patient was undergoing treatment and his condition improved at the NRS Medical College. The family members are not getting any trace of the patient from Monday.
The family members of the victim informed the matter to the hospital officials and demanded a probe into the incident.
They raised questions on how the disappearance of a patient from the hospital went unnoticed by the staff members.
Victim's family members alleged that the police refused to lodge a complaint.
A senior hospital official said if a patient disappears from the hospital, it is automatically reported. They are still clueless on how a patient had gone missing.