Bhopal: Doctors left needle inside pregnant woman’s body, removes after 16 hours

The issue came to light after the woman complained of back pain after coming back unconsciousness post surgery.

Published: 10th September 2017 12:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2017 12:43 PM   |  A+A-

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BHOPAL: In a case of sheer negligence by the hospital authority, a government hospital of Bhopal allegedly left needle inside the body of a pregnant woman after giving her Spinal Anesthesia during her delivery.

The incident is of Bhopal’s Sultania Zanana Hospital, where the carelessness of the doctors came to light when 23-year old, Rakhi Ganota complained about a pain in her back, after coming back unconsciousness post surgery.

For few hours, the doctors and the family of the women didn’t pay heed to  her complain; it was only after 16 hours, the doctors examined the woman and found needle in her spinal cord and removed it.

"After 16 hours the needle was removed from my daughter-in-law’s body. This is gross negligence by the hospital authority,” said Urmila Ganota, mother-in-law of the woman.

Meanwhile, the hospital superintendent Karan Pepre accepted that it was a case of negligence and assured actions against the one responsible for the incident.

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