Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jun 23:
After much hullabaloo, the Capital Hospital authorities today ordered an inquiry into the allegation by a woman that uterovaginal packing of rolled gauge were not taken out after her delivery at the hospital in the Odisha capital two month ago.
The 23-year-old complainant was admitted to Capital Hospital here on April 20 for delivery and had given birth to a baby the same day. The woman had a vaginal delivery, not a Caesarean Section, where it is a normal medical practice to insert rolled gauge to prevent postpartum haemorrhage.
The complainant was discharged from the hospital a day after the delivery.
“I felt pain in the lower abdomen following which I went to Janani Surakshya Hospital at Lingipur. I took medicines prescribed by the physician but the pain did not subside. When the pain persisted, I visited the Capital Hospital where the attending medical practitioner pulled out the packing,” complainant Madhusmita Moharana of Sarila village under Balianta police limits said.
The complainant, along with the family members, today alleged that she had to suffer a lot due to medical negligence by the hospital staff. They had a heated exchange of words with the hospital staff. Following much hue and cry, the authorities ordered for an inquiry into the alleged incident.
“The woman was discharged from the hospital after a normal delivery. She has visited other medical facilities before coming to us. We have ordered an inquiry as she has leveled charges against the staff here. We would initiate further course of action after receiving the probe report,” Capital Hospital Director, Biswa Bhusan Patnaik said.