Indore : A 32-year-old woman, who returned from South Africa about three weeks ago, reportedly fell to deadly falciparum malaria during her treatment in a city private hospital, on Wednesday. The matter comes to light when the family members alleged medical negligence on the part of doctors and went to lodge a complaint with the police.
However, the police didn’t lodge any complaint. Meanwhile, a chaos like situation prevailed among district health officials as they claimed that they didn’t get any information about falciparum malaria yet and would summon the hospital to report in the matter.
Mayuri Wankhede, a resident of Rajmahal Colony, was admitted in Unique Hospital, Annapurna Road on July 20 with fever and loose motion.
Deceased’s mother-in-law Chhaya Wankhede said, “She was suffering from fever and it was believed that she was having jaundice. She was not so serious at the time of admission but the doctors provided wrong treatment and she died due to doctors’ negligence.”
She alleged that Mayuri was improving but the doctors shifted her to ICU on Wednesday morning and she didn’t return.
“Mayuri came from South Africa about 20 days ago to admit her 5-year-old son, Garvit in a local school as schools in South Africa are closed due to Ebola virus,” she said.
However, Dr Avinash Deole, under whose supervision Mayuri was getting treatment, denied the allegations and said that the patient was admitted in a critical condition and was suffering from falciparum malaria.
“We didn’t know the exact time she was suffering as she was treated by some other doctor earlier. After diagnosing falciparum malaria, we started her treatment but due to multi organ failure, she couldn’t be saved,” Dr Deole said.
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