Family accuses apathy of polyclinic doctors

Indore: The issue of unnecessarily referring patients from the health department hospitals to another hospital caused yet another avoidable emergency on Monday when a woman was referred to the MH immediately after she delivered a baby, however, her family members claim that the doctors shirked work and evaded treating her by taking the easy way out.

As per reports, Farheen ( 28), a resident of South Toda was rushed to Hukumchand Polyclinic on Monday morning. Her husband informed that after delivery in the morning, they were not let into the labour room until they paid Rs 100 to the staff as bribe.

Before the delivery, a lady doctor of the hospital went as far as asking the family to bring the patient to her home for the operation.

Though the family did not go, they faced enough nightmares at the hospital where they ran from pillar to post to find a doctor. After the delivery, the patient suffered heavy bleeding that could not be stopped.

The victim’s family had hard time arranging one unit of blood as neither any blood bank nor any other arrangement for it was there.

Later in the day, a lady doctor came and suggested the family to take the patient to another hospital for the reason that her duty hours were over and she had to go home.

The family protested and demanded for treatment there but to no avail. Finally, they shifted the patient to MH. Hukumchand Polyclinic incharge Dr Ashutosh Sharma claimed that he has not received any written complaint in this regard so far and promised of looking into the matter of the victim.

CMHO Dr Ashok Dagariya stated that he too has not received any such complaint and he claimed that the polyclinic has strict guidelines regarding referring a patient to another hospital.

On the contrary, MH Superintendent Dr PS Thakur stated that the condition of the patient is fine now but when she was brought to the hospital, her blood pressure was very high.

The superintendent was unhappy with the attitude of polyclinics which keep referring even nonserious patients to M Hospital.

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