Man accuses hospital of medical negligence

22 November, 2016

BENGALURU: A man has accused a private hospital in north Bengaluru of medical negligence during his wife's delivery. He also alleged that despite filing a complaint, KG Halli police closed the case without a proper probe.

Salim Pasha, 34, took his wife Nazia Begum, 22, to the hospital in Nagawara, when she complained of labour pain at 12.30am on November 15. Nazia had high BP and there were no doctors to treat her, said Salim, adding that the doctor concerned arrived only by 6.30am when Nazia was wheeled into the OT.


According to Salim, doctors and nurses told him that his child couldn't be revived as she had suffered brain damage. She was allegedly left unattended on a bed and the family began making preparations for her burial. However, when the staff started cleaning the newborn at 9.30am, she suddenly started gasping for breath.


"I immediately sought her discharge. They let us go with a referral stating that they had followed all medical procedures properly. We took our daughter to a private hospital on Hosur Road but it turned out to be too expensive. Now she is undergoing treatment at KC General Hospital," said Salim.


Salim said though he filed a police complaint on November 15 itself, cops chose to go by the hospital's version. While agreeing that they did receive a complaint, KG Halli police said they couldn't find any evidence of wrongdoing on the hospital's part. They, however, admitted that they didn't consult the Karnataka Medical Council or any other competitive authority before closing the case.