Baby Mariyam Has Respiratory Infection: Doc

Published: 13th October 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Four-year-old Mariyam Kauser, a victim of medical negligence, who was admitted to Malathi Manipal Hospital on Saturday after she complained of breathing problem, is said to be recovering.

Medical Director of Manipal Hospital Dr H Sudarshan Ballal said: “She had respiratory infection and has been admitted to Malathi Manipal Hospital. She has responded well to the treatment and is stable. Typically in these cases, they might have to be admitted for three to five days.”

Mariyam’s father Mudassir, said on Sunday that the child is still on ventilator and the family does not have a clear picture about her condition.

Background

On December 13 last year, Mariyam was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics (SGITO) after she fractured her left hand.

On December 16, she was taken for a surgery at 8.30 am and was wheeled out to the ICU at 3.30 pm. Though doctors had reportedly told Mariyam’s family that the operation would be over in 30 minutes it took longer.

The family alleged that initially the hospital did not release her medical reports. After a struggle when they did, it said she had bradycardia and hypoxia.

Mariyam was later referred to Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, however the family decided to shift her to Malathi Manipal Hospital on December 18. Here the MRI scans revealed that the child had brain swelling and a haemorrhage.

After spending almost nine months in hospital, the family took Mariyam to their rented house in Hoskote as they could no longer afford her treatment. They gave her treatment at home as she was in vegetative state.

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