Medical negligence Pvt hospital ransacked after patient dies 3 held

first_imgKolkata: A private hospital at Panchasayar was allegedly ransacked by the family members of an 83-year-old patient who died due to cardiac arrest on Monday morning. Later, police intervened and detained three relatives of the patient The hospital authority lodged a complaint at Panchasayar Police Station.According to hospital authorities, Radharani Debnath was admitted to the hospital on Sunday evening. Sources informed that Debnath was a chronic cardiac patient. Debnath was brought to the emergency with cardiac issues and septicemia. As no bed at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was available, she was kept under observation in the emergency ward. In the wee hours of Monday, Debnath suffered a cardiac arrest. She was immediately put on ventilation. Approximately, after three hours she suffered another cardiac arrest and passed away. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The patient suffered two cardiac arrests. The first was at 5.30 am after which we were able to resuscitate her but she needed ventilator support and a temporary pace-maker. We lost her after the second attack around 8.30 am. We tried to inform the family after the first attack but the phone number given to us was found switched off. We were able to reach them around 8.30 am after several attempts and told them to reach the hospital as soon as possible,” said Sudipta Mitra, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter getting the call from hospital, Debnath’s family members reached the hospital and found that she was no more. Immediately, they allegedly started hurling expletives at duty doctors and nurses. Later, some of them entered the emergency ward and started ransacking while other patients being admitted. Several computers, chairs and tables got damaged. “Around 25 men entered the emergency ward and started throwing the computers. They were trying to beat us and the on-duty nurses despite several critical patients being treated at that time. We somehow managed to get out of there and took shelter in another room,” said an on-duty doctor of the hospital. Panchasayar Police Station was immediately informed. Upon receiving the information, police reached the hospital and were able to disperse the mob. Later, three persons were detained. The relatives of the patient denied the charges made against them. According to Debnath’s daughter, Indrani Roy Chowdhury, hospital authorities did not inform them about the critical situation of her mother. “We were not informed about her health condition. She also alleged that the hospital staff had attacked and beat up her family members,” said Indrani. But the hospital authorities denied such allegations made by Indrani.last_img

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