31 Aug

Patient dies after falling out of bed family alleges negligence

first_imgKolkata: Another complaint of negligence was filed against a private hospital in the city. Sarbani Majumdar (40), a resident of Behala, was admitted with low hemoglobin problem on September 6 at a private hospital in New Alipore. On Saturday, she somehow fell down and got head injured head injuries.Following the incident, she was put on ventilation and expired on Thursday morning.According to the family members of Sarbani, on September 6, she went to the hospital along with some of her family members and got admitted. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe was having some problems due to low hemoglobin count. On Saturday, over a telephonic conversation, Sarbani’s family members were informed that she fell down while going to the washroom. They were told to reach hospital immediately. Upon reaching the hospital, Sarbani’s family came to know that she somehow fell down from the bed.According to her family members, when they asked the hospital authority as to how she could fall down, they were told that the bed guard somehow got loosened up and upon giving pressure, the guard slipped and Sarbani fell down. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”As far as we know, an attendant and a nurse were present there at the time of incident. How come both of them could not see the patient?” said a family member of Sarbani.Later, she was put on ventilation. Sources informed that the attendant was sleeping and the nurse was busy with some thing else. A complaint was filed at Behala police station about the negligence from the hospital end. On Thursday morning, around 8:40 am, Sarbani’s family members were informed that she passed away. The hospital authority termed the incident as an accident and denied the allegation of negligence. “Hospital authority told us that it was an accident. My mother was admitted to get blood. I want stringent action to be taken against the hospital authority,” said Sarbani’s daughter Tiyasa. Sources informed that the family of Sarbani is thinking of filing a complaint with the health commission against the private hospital.last_img

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