Udaipur’s MB hospital has been accused of negligence leading to death of a Swine flu patient. In a letter to Principal, Medicine Department, RNT Medical College, the victim’s husband has lodged serious allegations.
Victim’s husband Hemraj said that his wife Sangeeta (45) was admitted in serious condition on 30-Aug. In the investigation, Sangeeta was found to be Swine Flu positive. Hemraj received this report on his Whatsapp account. Basis this, Sangeeta was immediately shifted her to ventilator on 31-Aug.
However, on 1-Sept, in the second sample, Sangeeta was found to be Swine flu negative. Basis this report, the team took her off the ventilator and decided to shift her to Emergency ICU. Before they could move her to emergency ICU, Sangeeta complained of breathing troubles and had a heart attack leading to her death.
Hemraj said that the medical team took two samples. After the second sample showed negative for swine flu, the staff took her off ventilator despite complaints of breathing trouble. At the same time, Hemraj said that he was being pushed to move her to general ward.
Dr Vinay Joshi, MB Hospital, said that taking the patient off the ventilator purely on basis of negative report is a case for investigation. Patient needs be given the highest level of care and treatment and this will be investigated.