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Medical negligence: Tension at hospital

Tension prevailed in a private hospital here on Saturday after the relatives of a woman created ruckus at the hospital alleging medical negligence after she gave birth to a child with deformity.

Published: 26th February 2017 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2017 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tension prevailed in a private hospital here on Saturday after the relatives of a woman created ruckus at the hospital alleging medical negligence after she gave birth to a child with deformity. A woman hailing from Kuttichal was admitted to the hospital for delivery.

On Friday, she gave birth to a boy who had no right arm. Following this, the relatives, including the woman’s husband Vineesh and father-in-law Velayudhan Pillai, accused the hospital staffs of not disclosing the deformity of the child during pre-natal ultrasound scans.

He filed a complaint before medical college police alleging medical negligence on the part of the doctors.  Though a group of people gathered at the hospital on Saturday demanding the arrest of the accused doctor, they were dispersed by the police.

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