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Woman dies day after child birth; kin accuse docs of negligence

Family members of a 25-year-old woman who died a day after child birth at Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College have accused doctors who attended to her of negligence.

punjab Updated: Dec 10, 2014 21:28 IST
HT Correspondent

Family members of a 25-year-old woman who died a day after child birth at Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College have accused doctors who attended to her of negligence.


Pooja, a resident of Ranwar village, located on the outskirts of Karnal, was admitted to the medical college a few days ago. It was her third Cesarean surgery and she was suffering from acute anaemia.

The victim’s mother-in-law Kamla said Pooja safely delivered a baby on Tuesday and underwent blood transfusion subsequently.

She alleged that Pooja was administered an injection on Wednesday morning and soon after that her daughter-in-law died.

Protesting family members kept the body outside the medical college and demanded action against the “erring” doctors.

Officials from the district civil and police administration rushed the spot and ensured a fair investigation.
Meanwhile, civil surgeon Vandana Bhatia said the post-mortem examination showed thrombosis or a blood clot in the body as a possible cause of death.

“Thrombosis is a medical condition in blood vessel which obstructs smooth flow of blood. It may damage any vital organ and patients at high risk surgery are prone to it,” said Bhatia.

She added that there was no mention of any possible reaction of any medicine or injection. “A viscera sample had been sent for in-depth medical examination,” she said.

Meanwhile, Bhatia said the victim had nearly 5gm haemoglobin and was subjected to blood transfusion during delivery and her Hb level was about 8 gm during the delivery.