Patient Dies, Family Alleges Negligence

Published: 31st December 2015 05:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 05:26 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Following the death of a Tilaknagar resident, Anthony Prasad (32), his family alleged medical negligence by doctors of Shekar hospital where he was admitted for treatment of high fever on Monday.

According to doctors, Anthony died at 9 am on Wednesday. The family charged that the hospital failed to apprise them about the need to shift the patient for better treatment. They also alleged that a wrong antibiotic dosage could be the reason for  his death.”

“Anthony was admitted as he had high fever and he was even getting better. Before going to bed last night, he had idli,”  Anthony’s father said.

At 7.30 am, when he showed signs of discomfort, family members asked the hospital staff to check him and he was shifted to ICU. Later the staff informed about his death.                   

Hospital Speaks

Dr Srikanth, Consultant Laproscopic Surgeon, who was treating Anthony, said, the patient had come with high fever and urinary tract infection. “We treated him and told the family he may have to go to other hospital for next level of treatment, but on seeing him doing well, the family didn’t shift him. Unfortunately on Wednesday, he developed urosepsis, which led to respiratory problem and he died,” he added. The family is yet to file a police complaint.


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