A doctor in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh has been charged with medical negligence as he left scissors in a woman's body during sterilisation operation on Tuesday.
However, health department's authority in the district has defended the doctor and refuted the charges levelled by the woman's family.
The family members of the woman, Kanchan Devi, alleged the scissors were taken out by the doctor only after they created a ruckus on the hospital premises on Wednesday. The woman had constantly been complaining of unbearable pain.
Kanchan, a resident of Jamuna village in the district, had come to Anuppur district hospital along with her family for sterilisation operation on November 1. She was admitted in the hospital and after a health check-up, doctor Sosen Khesse operated upon her on Tuesday. She was later shifted to the labour ward.
A few hours later, she started complaining of unbearable pain. The hospital staff gave her a pain killer injection but the woman continued complaining of pain. Her mother Shobha Devi approached the doctor and apprised her of the pain but the doctor did not pay heed to her. "I went to doctor Khesse, she scolded me and said my daughter would be normal," said Shobha.
Only after the woman's family created a ruckus on the hospital premises, the doctors carried out a check-up and found a scissor in her body and took it out, said hospital sources.
"I felt that something was left inside me. I was complaining of pain but no one was listening to me," the victim told the media.
Health department's authority of the district, however, refuted the victim's and her mother's charges. "We used forceps to prevent bleeding outside her body but family members felt that forceps were left inside the body. We have convinced them this was a medical process," said chief health and medical officer, RP Shrivastava, while talking to HT over phone.