Two surgeries at PGI not performed due to doctors’ tiff

In a shocking incident,two patients at PGIMER’s Department of Urology could not undergo their respective surgeries which were scheduled in advance after an alleged spat between two doctors in the main operation theatre.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2012 1:27 am

In a shocking incident,two patients at PGIMER’s Department of Urology could not undergo their respective surgeries which were scheduled in advance after an alleged spat between two doctors in the main operation theatre.

The surgeries of the two patients could not been done after the two doctors,one from the Department of Urology and another from the Department of Anaesthesia had a heated argument over the duty of an anesthetist for the surgeries.

Two patients’ surgeries,out of which one had an obstruction in one of the kidneys and the other had severe blockage in his urinary tract,were postponed after the doctors entered into an argument. Sources say that the doctors had an argument over closing the OT and also assigning an anaesthetist for the surgeries.

When contacted,Manju Wadwalkar said,“The surgeries could not be done as there was no anesthetist available due to the previous surgery taking a longer time”.

Sources say that the situation arose as there was confusion over the schedule of the surgeries which led to the delay,and consequently,an argument ensued between a doctor at the Department of Urology who was to perform the two surgeries and another doctor of the Department of Anaesthesia.

Sources say that both the patients are critical and have been waiting to undergo surgery for more than a week.

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