Remember the iconic scene from the Bollywood blockbuster “3 Idiots” in which Aamir Khan delivered a baby with the help of his friends while communicating with doctors? Nurses of a private hospital at Odisha attempted the same; while Aamir did it successfully in the film, the nurses failed and the patient lost her baby.
The saddening incident took place on October 3 when a woman named Aarti Samal was admitted in Sai Hospital in Kendrapada. Dr. Rashmikant Patra was handling her case but when her husband got her admitted, the doctor was not present at the hospital.
Careless and inept nurses:
Nurses at the hospital made an attempt of delivering the baby but when they carried out the surgery while coordinating with Dr. Rashmikant Patra over phone, it had horrible results. The patient not only lost her baby but her uterus was also damaged after C-section.
Hospital authority is responsible for it:
Kalpatru Samal, the patient’s husband, carried the newborn’s body to Kendrapada Town police station and lodged a case against Dr. Rashmikant Patra.
He also revealed under what circumstances the tragedy happened. In his words,
“When we contacted Dr. Rashmikant Patra, he asked us to get her admitted in the hospital. He informed us that he is not present in the hospital but will coordinate with the nurses for proper care once we get her admitted in the hospital. He did not arrive even when the condition of my wife got critical. I don’t know who did it but my wife was operated upon and we lost our first baby. My wife’s uterus is also damaged. The nurses said that they had coordinated with the doctor over the phone and had given their 100 per cent. It is only because of their negligence of the hospital authority.”
Cops have started a probe and registered a case of negligence against the concerned doctor.
As per Town Thana’s IIC Bijay Kumar Disi,
“We will ask a team of doctors to see the damage caused and the actual reason of the baby’s death.”
Strict action must be taken against all those who are responsible behind the loss of a life.