Jail official holds medical negligence responsible for wifes death

17 November, 2016

Thrissur: A R Madhukumar, the assistant superintendent of the Central Prison,Viyyur, has approached the Kerala Human Rights Commission alleging that his wife had died due to the medical negligence at the Thrissur Medical College Hospital (TMCH). According to Madhukumar, he had taken his wife P Vasantha to the TMCH on this August 1, with the test report indicating high levels of creatinine, and had met the duty doctor in the urology department on that day. The doctor had directed blood, urine and kidney tests of Vastantha to be conducted then, and did not admit her even though she was unwell and very weak, he alleged. The doctor had also prescribed some medicines even before the results came, Madhukumar said. He said he got the tests done immediately at the hospital, but the doctor had gone by the time he came back to OP with the results.According to him, Vasantha had started shivering after she consumed the medicine prescribed by the doctor and she was admitted to the casualty in the evening. She was shifted to the ICU after some time and she died after another few hours. Madhukumar alleged that the TMCH authorities were not giving him the results of the blood and urine tests conducted on his wife, despite his repeated requests. The commission member K Mohankumar had issued notices to the TMCH superintendent and the director of medical education directing them to submit reports. tnn