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Kin demand Rs 10 lakh compensation

A RESIDENT of Naini has alleged that her 11-year-old daughter died due to doctors? negligence at a reputed nursing home in the city. The resident, SK Sharma, has demanded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh from the nursing home owner. He has also requested the district administration and the health department to seal the nursing home so that no other cases of medical negligence could take place here.

india Updated: May 09, 2006 00:01 IST

A RESIDENT of Naini has alleged that her 11-year-old daughter died due to doctors’ negligence at a reputed nursing home in the city. The resident, SK Sharma, has demanded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh from the nursing home owner. He has also requested the district administration and the health department to seal the nursing home so that no other cases of medical negligence could take place here.

Addressing media persons on Monday, Sharma said his daughter, Garima, was admitted to Vatsalya Nursing Home on April 27. She was suffering from high fever at the time. The doctors conducted certain pathological investigations and started Garima’s treatment. On the night of April 29, she was suddenly put on a ventilator. The doctors and even the nurses did not care to tell the family the reason for this. Later, all senior doctors went missing and no one examined her between 2 am and 5 am on April 30, the father alleged.

“Later, after making a special request, a paediatrician examined her and claimed she was recovering. However, some hospital staff said Garima had died and she was on ventilator so that the medical bill could be inflated. The doctor treating her was in Delhi at the time. In the morning, we were finally told that Garima had expired and her body should be immediately taken away from the hospital.

The doctors failed to give any explanation for her death and instead created pressure to remain silent on this issue,” the bereaved parent lamented
When contacted Vatsalya Hospital director Dr Neeraj Agarwal dismissed all claims made by the Sharma couple. “The child was suffering from brain fever and was brought in a very serious condition. A lesion was also spotted in her brain. After initial treatment she was making a good recovery and was shifted to a private ward. On April 29 she suddenly became serious and it was decided to put her on a ventilator. Her brain was dead and this was also told to Sharma.”