Doctor cuts small intestine instead of fallopian tube

A doctor of a Government-run hospital here has been accused of cutting the small intestine of a woman instead of her fallopian tube during a tubectomy operation.

Published: 02nd August 2013 11:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2013 12:52 PM   |  A+A-

In yet another medical negligence, a doctor in a government run hospital in Balasore district allegedly cut the small intestine of a woman instead of her fallopian tube during a tubectomy operation.

The woman Mamatarani Behera (28), a mother of two boys, of Dalua village under Baliapal was shifted to SCB medical college and hospital on Thursday after her condition deteriorated. The district heath authorities have ordered a probe into the incident.

The shocking incident which occurred a week ago came to the fore on Thursday when the woman’s husband appealed the media persons here demanding action against the erring doctor and compensation for the damage done to his wife.  

Sources said along with around 89 others the woman Mamatarani Behera (28), a mother of two boys, of Dalua village had undergone tubectomy operation at a camp in IDCO hospital, a government run community health centre (CHC) in Baliapal on July 24.

Next day she started vomiting and complained of severe pain in chest and abdomen. Soon she was rushed to the hospital where the treating doctor after a preliminary treatment advised her husband to shift her to district headquarters hospital (DHH).  

The woman’s husband Bhagiratha Behera alleged she was neglected by the staff at the DHH and except a saline no medicine was given to her. “She was admitted in the medicine ward here on July 27 and stayed for nearly 24 hours. But not a single doctor came to treat her for which I shifted her to nearby Jyothi hospital,” he said.

The victim’s family members and relatives knew about the goof up by the doctor at the operation camp only when the private hospital’s doctor who treated her confirmed that her small intestine was cut instead of fallopian tube. Though the doctor had conducted an operation a couple of days back to cure it, her condition deteriorated on Thursday.

CDMO Anup Ghosh admitted that there was medical negligence when the operation was carried at Baliapal hospital. He said two doctors from Basta CHC had attended the camp while Kumud Ranjan Parida operated the woman.

“Retired CDMO Durga Charan Das Mohapatra, who treated the woman at the private hospital, in his note sheet has mentioned that one of two fallopian tubes was cut along with the small intestine. I have asked the medical officer of Basta S K Prusty to inquire into it and submit a report within two days,” he said.

The CDMO however said he was kept in dark about the incident when the woman was admitted in the DHH. “Else we would have treated her and paid her the compensation. Still we will help the victim to get the insurance amount and action would be initiated against the guilty. The probe report is awaited,” he added.

Earlier on October 28 last year, the anal canal of a woman was cut during her delivery and stitched it with her birth canal in Soro CHC. It was repaired in another operation carried out by another doctor later.

Similarly on May 4 last year, a nurse had allegedly cut the urinary tract of a woman during her delivery in the absence of gynaecologist and left it unstitched in Soro CHC. The victim Jafiran Bibi of Dagarpada village in Balasore district had to suffer a lot and was cured after another operation four months later.

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