National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission today reserved its order on a plea filed by Smt Surya Shesha Mani alleging medical negligence caused by Care Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences resulting in death of her husband.
Matter listed before the bench led by President Justice Mr R. K. Agrawal.
The petioner Smt D. Surya Shesha Mani at NCDRC made the allegation that the Care Hospital Institute of medical science Hyderabad has provided wrong tretment to her husband which caused his death.
According to the complainant and the petitioner, her husband was admitted to the hospital with complain of back pain and vomiting. Just after this he was administered with Penta-acid and Clofer injections. Twenty minutes after having administered the medicines the patient suffered massive heart attack and collapsed.
According to the petitioner at the time of having admitted he did not have chest pain, fever, no BP issue and was not even diabetic. The ECG recorded was also normal. After having administered the medicine the cardiac doctor was immediately called for help and ECG done which stated extremely low BP and nearly no heart function. Later on the cardiac injection was given to the patient and he was referred to cath lab, the heart ward, for further enquiry and treatment.
Having submitted all this as plea, the petitioner also stated that the patient perhaps died long before he was discharged as dead from the hospital as the hospital also did not provide minute by minute details of the patient in the discharge report.
The respondent’s/Hospital argued that the patient was a diabetic also not in good health condition since last one year. Petitioner objected the said submission and contended that her husband come back from Dubai six months back where he was subjected to health check up and was considered fit.
The respondant earlier had also raised suspicion about the patient’s identity as the person’s face in the photograph taken at hospital was not matching with the photograph in his AADHAR card to which later he withdrew the objection before the court.
The respondent accepted before the court that he is not standing in dispute with the identity of the person but stated that the injections being mentioned by the appelants are not hazardous and can’t cause heart attack as they were to check acidity and vomiting symptoms, the patient was suffering from while admission to hospital. The respondant also made the plea that the patient used to snort tobacco and was alchoholic.
After having heard the arguments the court reserverd the judgement without giving further date to the matter. The Judgment can be expected anytime within the period of three months as was stated by Justice Mr R. K. Agrawal.
-India Legal Bureau