However, the hospital denied the allegations and said that the patient had abnormally high blood pressure, which resulted in her death.

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news Controversy Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 09:17

The death of a pregnant woman in Andhra Pradesh at a private hospital in Srikakulam district has triggered a row, with the deceased's husband alleging medical negligence.

According to media reports, Naresh had admitted his wife, 24-year-old Revati, to a private hospital in Palasa town on June 30 after she began experiencing labour pain.

Speaking to ANI, Naresh said, "The doctors said that her condition was critical and they cannot say anything about the baby but will save the mother. However, the doctors neglected her and did not provide any treatment until Monday evening. Revati died only due to the negligent attitude of the doctors."

After Revati's death, her kin reached the hospital and staged a protest against the doctors, demanding justice. They also sought action against the doctors who allegedly failed to treat the patient. 

However, the hospital denied allegations of negligence and claimed that despite their attempts, Revati's blood pressure was abnormally high, which resulted in her death.

Just last week, in a case of extreme medical negligence, a 32-year-old woman from Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district died after being given the incorrect blood type during transfusion. The incident took place at the Government General Hospital (GGH) in Anantapur.

Akhtar Bano, a native of Tadipatri, was admitted to the Anantapur GGH after being referred by the Tadipatri Primary Health Centre (PHC) for a caesarean section. She delivered a healthy baby girl and it was noted that both the mother and child were in good health. However, a day later, the doctors at the hospital opted to transfuse a few units of blood to Akhtar as her haemoglobin count was low.

This is when the horrifying mix-up occurred. She was administered B positive blood type, though her blood type was O positive, which can only receive O positive or O negative blood type.

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