Indore: Family members of 52-year-old man on Thursday alleged medical negligence by the doctors of Medanta Hospital after the death of the patient. Family members accused the hospital of giving wrong treatment to patient as they couldn’t diagnose the disease properly and was treating for H1N1. However, hospital administration denied the allegations and said that the patient had symptoms of H1N1 and they had sent his samples to district health department.
Komal Thakur, a resident of Morsali Gali, was admitted to the hospital about a week ago with the complaint of infection in lungs. “After treatment for two days, doctors told us that the patient has symptoms of swine flu and sent his samples for testing. Initial reports of the patient were negative but the doctors continued treatment for swine flu,” Rajesh Thakur, Komal’s brother said. He added that the hospital staff were not giving them proper information about the patient and were not even allowing to meet the patient properly.
Meanwhile, doctors of the hospital informed media that the patient died due to some infection as his report for H1N1 was negative. Learning about the incident, district health department swung into action and denied any outbreak of swine flu in the city while confirmed that the patients of atypical fever is increasing.
Free Press raised issue earlier
Free Press had raised the issue earlier as well with the complaints of hospitals fooling patients in pretext of H1N1 and dengue.
Nodal officer of Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme Dr Asha Pandit also confirmed that they are getting complaints of many hospitals and they had convened a meeting with the representatives of private hospitals for directing them to follow the guidelines and to send the samples only for the patients in category C. “We have sent more than 37 samples to Jabalpur for testing but not a single sample was tested positive. We will take another meeting with the hospitals and will tighten the noose again,” she said.
She added that report of Komal Thakur was also negative and the exact reason of his death might be due to any other infection or diseases.
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