The family of 28-year-old Indira Bhoye alleged medical negligence as the cause of her ‘untimely death’, after Bhoye passed away at state-run J J hospital on Saturday night due to perforated ulcers. Her husband, Rajiv Bhoye, filed a complaint with the J J police station on Sunday against a senior doctor and the hospital unit working under him.
“The family has given us a written complaint on medical negligence on part of the JJ hospital authorities. We are presently drafting the report on it and we will be taking the statements of the doctors who treated the patient,” said an officer from J J Marg police station.
Indira was suffering from a perforated ulcer, a condition in which untreated ulcer affects the wall of the stomach and requires immediate surgery. According to Bhoye, she was admitted in J J hospital on July 26 for treatment. “She underwent an operation on July 27. But in the eight days of her admission, the senior doctor came only twice. The junior doctors are so over-worked that they get no time to sleep, how can we expect them to pay attention towards my wife?” alleged Bhoye.
Following Indira’s death on Saturday night, the family levelled allegations of medical negligence and lack of proper management by the hospital. Indira’s brother Gangaram Bhoye claimed, “We were also advised by the hospital’s dean to file a complaint if we felt the doctor was responsible for her death.”
However, the hospital’s dean, Dr T P Lahane said the patient was admitted too late, and her condition had already become critical. “I asked to conduct a post mortem after the family alleged negligence of doctors as a cause of her death. The report said she died due to peritonitis with pneumonitis. She was admitted too late, and there was no scope of saving her,” Lahane said.
The family claimed that lack of proper care was the cause for inflammation in abdomen. Lahane added, “Since they have filed a complaint, I will initiate an inquiry against the doctor named by them.”