Medical negligence at GMSH: Inquiry marked

The Medical Superintendent of Government Multi-Specialty Hospital,Sector 16,on Thursday marked an inquiry into the case where a 21-year-old woman underwent appendectomy and allegedly ended up getting her fallopian tubes removed.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigrah | Published:October 4, 2013 2:32 am

The Medical Superintendent of Government Multi-Specialty Hospital,Sector 16,on Thursday marked an inquiry into the case where a 21-year-old woman underwent appendectomy and allegedly ended up getting her fallopian tubes removed.

A day after the case of alleged medical negligence was reported by Chandigarh Newsline,Dr Rajiv Vadhera handed over the inquiry to the head of surgery department Dr K S Bal. The inquiry report is to be submitted within 10 days.

The woman underwent an appendectomy in the hospital on June 17 and was soon discharged. A few days later,she complained of unbearable pain in her stomach during her menstrual cycle. She was again taken to the same hospital and a biopsy was conducted on July 26. The observations noted in the biopsy report got the patient’s family to suspect that her fallopian tubes were either damaged or removed during the surgery.

An official said that an inquiry into the case had been marked. The head of surgery at the hospital would investigate the matter and submit a report. The hospital authorities claim that letters had been sent twice to the patient in the past to get herself examined at the hospital but the family did not come forward for this.

The girl’s family claims that it is after she complained of stomach pain that the biopsy was conducted. The report shows that the fallopian tubes were removed instead of the appendix.

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