Bhopal: Doctors left needle inside pregnant woman's body, removes after 16 hours

ANI | Updated: Sep 10, 2017 11:14 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Sept. 10 (ANI): In a case of sheer negligence by the hospital authority, a government hospital of Bhopal allegedly left needle inside the body of a pregnant woman after giving her Spinal Anesthesia during her delivery.

The incident is of Bhopal's Sultania Zanana Hospital, where the carelessness of the doctors came to light when 23-year old, Rakhi Ganota complained about a pain in her back, after coming back from unconsciousness post surgery.

For few hours, the doctors and the family of the women didn't pay heed to her complain; it was only after 16 hours, the doctors examined the woman and found needle in her spinal cord and removed it.

"After 16 hours the needle was removed from my daughter-in-law's body. This is gross negligence by the hospital authority," said Urmila Ganota, mother-in-law of the woman.

Meanwhile, the hospital superintendent Karan Pepre accepted that it was a case of negligence and assured actions against the one responsible for the incident. (ANI)

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