Family Alleges Medical Negligence

Published: 29th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A patient’s family has lodged a complaint at Shankarapuram police station against Rangadore Memorial Hospital in Bangalore alleging medical negligence by the hospital staff.

Rajendra Prasad (62), an auto driver had been hospitalised as he was suffering from an abscess in his anal region. His family alleged that the hospital staff had made him sit in a cauldron of hot water while giving him a bath, which had resulted in severe burns.

The family claimed that three days ago, the hospital asked them to leave even though the wounds were not completely healed.

Authorities claim that the family was trying to extract money in the name of medical negligence. Dr R Rajkumar, Medical Director, Rangadore Memorial Hospital said, “The ward boy brought hot water in a tub and the patient was asked to wait as cold water had to be added. However, the patient sat in the tub before it was done and this led to the burns.”

Explaining the reason for the severity of the burns, he added that the patient was suffering from diabetes and a nerve conduction study had revealed that there was no sensation around the hip and the patient had not felt the heat immediately.

The hospital also claimed that the patient and his wife have been repeatedly threatening to commit suicide if the hospital fails to waive the treatment charges, give them an additional `20 lakh and a house.

“We have asked the family to approach the consumer court and are ready to face action if medical negligence is established,” added Dr Rajkumar.

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