One more woman dies in hospital
A woman died in a state-run hospital on Sunday with the family alleging administration of contaminated intravenous fluid was responsible for her death, a charge denied by the hospital administration.india Updated: Mar 13, 2011 21:32 IST
A woman died in a state-run hospital on Sunday with the family alleging administration of contaminated intravenous fluid was responsible for her death, a charge denied by the hospital administration.
The family members alleged 30-year-old Prem Kanwar, admitted to the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital on January 31, had died due to administration of the contaminated intravenous fluid.
Denying the charge, Hospital Medical Superintendent Arvind Mathur said the woman died of multiple-organ failure.
District Collector Sidhharth Mahajan also said the death was not due to contaminated intravenous fluid.
Kanwar was first admitted to state-run Umaid Hospital on December 25 last year where she delivered a child after a cesarean operation. The child could not be saved.
Her condition worsened and she was shifted to the ICU of the MG Hospital on January 31.
On February 18, she was put on ventilator, the MG Hospital Superintendent said adding she died today due to multi-organ failure.
Family members refused to accept the body prompting district and police officials to intervene.
They finally relented after the officials assured them their complaint would be looked into.
As many as 15 women had died in the last fortnight of February in Umaid and M G Hospitals after developing serious post-delivery complications allegedly due to administration of the contaminated drip.
A woman is still battling for the life in the ICU of the MG Hospital.