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Bhopal: Doctors leave needle in pregnant woman's body; removed after 16 hours

ANI
Published : Sep 10, 2017, 1:35 pm IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2017, 1:35 pm IST

The incident is of a Bhopal hospital, where the carelessness came to light when Rakhi Ganota complained about a pain in her back.

Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Bhopal: In a case of sheer negligence by the hospital authority, a government hospital of Bhopal allegedly left needle inside the body of a pregnant woman after giving her Spinal Anesthesia during her delivery.

The incident is of Bhopal's Sultania Zanana Hospital, where the carelessness of the doctors came to light when 23-year old, Rakhi Ganota complained about a pain in her back, after coming back from unconsciousness post surgery.

 

For few hours, the doctors and the family of the women didn't pay heed to her complain; it was only after 16 hours, the doctors examined the woman and found needle in her spinal cord and removed it.

"After 16 hours the needle was removed from my daughter-in-law's body. This is gross negligence by the hospital authority," said Urmila Ganota, mother-in-law of the woman.

Meanwhile, the hospital superintendent Karan Pepre accepted that it was a case of negligence and assured actions against the one responsible for the incident.

Tags: sultania zanana hospital, medical negligence, healthcare
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal