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For botched up uterus surgery, woman seeks action against docs in Tamil Nadu

 A 35-year-old differently abled woman landed up at the Collectorate on Monday alleging  that doctors at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital had operated upon her for an ailment she was no

Published: 19th September 2017 02:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2017 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

TIRUCHY:  A 35-year-old differently abled woman landed up at the Collectorate on Monday alleging 
that doctors at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital had operated upon her for an ailment she was not suffering from.In her petition seeking action against the government hospital  administration,  P Akila, a widow staying with her parents, said, “I lost the ability to use my arms following an accident. I was having problems in my abdominal area. Since the pain became unbearable, I visited Tiruchy government hospital for diagnosis. The next day, on August 26, I was operated upon and my uterus was removed and I was discharged on September 9. After reaching home, there was excessive bleeding, which created panic among my family.”


Further, she said that when she approached the hospital about the after-effects, she was told to return later as the surgeon was reportedly on leave. After repeated visits, she was admitted to the hospital but allegedly did not receive any attention.Akila said since her problem became acute, her family shifted her to a private hospital. There diagnosis revealed that Akila’s uterine and urinary tubes had merged, leading to excessive bleeding. Doctors suggested she should go in for surgery as any delay would endanger her life. Stating that she hails from a economically weaker family, and had just undergone an operation, Akila left the private hospital as could not afford the fees. 


Later, she and her family members visited the district Collectorate to submit a petition seeking medical assistance and proper action against the doctor for negligence on Monday. When contacted, Dr G Anitha, Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital, said, “The issue has come to my knowledge but without diagnosing the patient, no decision or comment can be made. The patient shall be diagnosed soon.”

Excessive bleeding
“I lost the ability to use my arms following an accident. I was having problems in my abdominal area. Since the pain became unbearable. I visited Tiruchy government hospital for diagnosis on August 25. The next day, on August 26, I was operated upon and my uterus was removed and I was discharged on September 9. After reaching home, there was excessive bleeding, which rang alarm bells,” she said



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