The relatives alleged that the inexperienced junior doctors performed the surgery which led to the death of the woman.

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news Negligence Monday, February 26, 2018 - 09:20

A 27-year-old woman who slipped into coma allegedly after a botched C section surgery in Vijayawada Government General Hospital (GGH), died after a week while undergoing treatment. 

Outraged over her death due to the apathy of the doctors, the patient’s relatives staged a protest at the hospital.   

The relatives refused to take the body and demanded justice. They alleged that Chittemma died because of the inexperienced junior doctors who performed the surgery.

According to The Times of India, the patient Vanga Chittemma, a daily wager and native of Kalabalem in Krishna district, was initially admitted in Kaikaluru government hospital after she complained of labour pain. However, she was later admitted to GGH on February 19, where a caesarean surgery was performed and she delivered a baby girl. On the same day at 10am, she complained of stomach pain, following which she was rushed to the ICU. Subsequently, she slipped into coma. 

Doctors said that Chittemma had a kidney problem and asked her relatives to take her to Guntur GGH for better treatment, as they didn’t have equipment for dialysis. The patient was taken to Guntur GGH, however she succumbed on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the committee formed to probe the alleged negligence of the doctors has given a clean-chit to them.

Director of Medical Education, M Subbarao told TOI, “There has been a delay in reaching the hospital and her condition was critical by the time she reached hospital. She developed nephrosis with excessive bleeding.”

Meanwhile, the Regional Development Officer of Gudivada, visited the hospital and met the agitating relatives. He assured that the government would extend help to them.

Notwithstanding the clean-chit by the committee who conducted the internal inquiry, a case was registered by the Vijayawada police, which was later sent to Guntur division, as Chittemma died in Guntur.

 

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