Woman slips into coma while having eggs harvested at city fertility clinic

Jyothi was undergoing treatment at the centre from August. Around 8 pm on September 12, we went for ova pick up, which is a two-hour procedure.

Published: 28th September 2016 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2016 01:06 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A 37-year-old woman, M Jyothi, slipped into a coma allegedly due to the negligence of doctors at Srujana Fertility Centre  at Nagole in the outskirts of the city. Her husband M Suman Kalyan said that Jyothi was undergoing fertility treatment at the centre and on September 12 she was administered short general anaesthesia to harvest ova and her medical condition started to deteriorate.

Within three hours, she was detected to be suffering from severe hypoxic brain damage and was still in coma till Tuesday. Doctors reportedly stated that even if she recovers, she will lead her life in a vegetative state.

Suman Kalyan lodged a complaint with Chaitanyapuri police against five doctors involved and a case under IPC Section 336 (Act endangering life or personal safety of others) was registered against the doctors.

Jyothi was undergoing treatment at the centre from August. Around 8 pm on September 12, we went for ova pick up, which is a two-hour procedure.

“They put her under short general anaesthesia. Around 8.45 pm, Dr Soujanya, gynaecologist, told my nephew that Jyothi was tolerating short general anesthesia administered by Dr Swapna, anesthetist. She said Jyothi will be given general anaesthesia, which immobilises the whole body. At 9 pm, Dr Seekanth, another anaesthetist, went into the operation theatre. Half-an-hour later they called me and said she was not recovering from general anaesthesia,” Kalyan claimed.

He added that doctors removed the tube, used in the harvesting,  which is not supposed to be done if a patient does not recover from anaesthesia effect. From there she was taken to Omni Hospital where Jyothi was diagnosed with severe hypoxic brain damage. She was shifted to Kamineni Hospital a day after. Kalyan said he would take the matter to court.


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