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Woman dies after c-section, kin allege fake medication

Published: 26th September 2013 10:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2013 10:27 AM   |  A+A-

Sreemathi

Commotion prevailed at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) here after relatives of a 22-year-old woman who died after caesarian alleged improper treatment by doctors on Tuesday.

Relatives of R Sreemathi alleged that the private nursing home where she underwent caesarian gave a wrong treatment.

The issue was settled after revenue divisional officer S Gunasekaran and police officials held discussion with the woman’s husband Rajakumar and relatives belonging to Thanjavur.

Sreemathi was admitted at Sakthi Nursing Home at Nanjappa Road on Monday following the referral of a consultant surgeon. She gave birth to a female baby in a caesarian procedure which was done on Monday night.

However, her condition deteriorated on Tuesday night after which she was referred to KG Hospital.

But after four hours of attempt to save life, Sreemathi died by 3 am on Wednesday.

Relatives alleged that the treatment given at the nursing home has led to demise of Sreemathi who was married in August last year.

While Rajakumar was employed in a private company at Thiruvallur, Sreemathi was staying with her parents who are residing at VKK Menon Road.

During pregnancy, Sreemathi was consulting a doctor with a clinic in the place. The doctor is also the head of the department of trauma at CMCH. After signs of delivery pain, Sreemathi consulted the doctor and was referred for a caesarian procedure.

She was admitted at the nursing home at Nanjappa Road and the procedure was done on Monday night by a team of three doctors.

According to relatives, Sreemathi was given two doses of Tramadol pain reliever, one at night and another one on Tuesday morning, for post-caesarian section pain.

As the pain could not be controlled, a nurse at the nursing home allegedly gave another dose of the drug on Tuesday afternoon after which Sreemathi developed fits and vomiting.

After her condition deteriorated, Sreemathi was referred to KG Hospital where she died.

Relatives charged that the woman surgeon  performed the caesarian, though she is not a gynaecologist. But, officials at the CMCH said that surgeons can also perform the procedure.

Sources said a case has been filed at the All Women Police Station, Central, alleging wrong treatment given by the nursing home.

Meanwhile, management of the nursing home and the surgeon who performed the caesarian were not available for comments.



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