PGI strike begins to take its toll
THE ONGOING strike of the medicos has started taking its toll. A kidney transplant patient (Jaideep Pandey) reportedly died on Wednesday soon after he was discharged, despite being critically ill, from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science (SGPGIMS). Unconfirmed reports say that so far six patients, who were discharged from the hospital since Saturday last, have died.
The hospital administration, however, said they had no information about the deaths. Pandey underwent a kidney transplant operation at the SGPGIMS a month ago and was at the isolation ward of Nephrology under postoperative care. On Wednesday, the relatives of the patient were asked to take the patient away as the institute was not able to take care of him. They were told that the patient needed blood as his hemoglobin level had dropped drastically.
Having no other option, the relatives decided to take the patient to a private nursing home in Gomti Nagar. The patient died on the way on Wednesday, the relatives told HT .Meanwhile, Nephrology department head Dr RK Sharma said he was not aware of the death of the patient. He said Pandey was in touch with him till Tuesday. He said if any doctor or staff had refused treatment to the patient then he, as the head of the department, should have been informed about it.