Shifting between hospitals led to death, allege young patient's relatives in Hyderabad

Patient initially taken to Gandhi Hospital; shifted to OGH as CT Scan machine not working

Published: 20th September 2016 03:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2016 07:02 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Family members of a 23-year-old youth, Prakash, alleged that the youngster died while he was being shifted from Osmania General Hospital to Gandhi Hospital. The patient was initially taken to the Gandhi Hospital and the family alleged that since CT Scan machine was not working at the hospital, they were asked to take him to OGH.

After the procedure, kin of Prakash were again asked to shift him to Gandhi Hospital. However, he died on the way.

Meanwhile, superintendents of the two hospitals said that the staff did not ask the kin of Prakash to shift him from the hospitals.

The patient, a native of Nalgonda, had received head injuries after he met with an accident near Yadagirigutta. Prakash was brought to the Gandhi Hospital on Sunday midnight, and from there he was shifted to OGH.

Meanwhile, superintendent of Gandhi Hospital DR JV Reddy said that the patient was not admitted at the hospital as the family members took him away within five minutes of bringing him to the hospital. “He was in deep coma. The patient was taken away from Gandhi Hospital within five minutes on their decision,” the doctor said.

Also, superintendent of OGH Dr GVS Moorthy said, “The staff said they did not ask the patient to leave the hospital. There is no shortage of beds or ventilators. I have   instructed the staff to utilise beds from other wards if need be,” Dr Moorthy said. He added that the CT Scan was performed at OGH.

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