A six-month-old baby lost its father just because the doctors at a private hospital in Bengaluru allegedly neglected his medical report. Pallavi Panda Mishra, the mother of the baby, has blamed medical negligence on part of the hospital for her husband Girish's death recently.
In her Facebook post, dated 7 July, Mishra said Girish was admitted to Gangothri Hospital in BTM Layout after he complained of stretching of breathing issues and heart-ache last month.
After performing ECG and blood tests on the patient, Dr KNN Pai informed the couple that there was not anything to worry as Girish was only weak due to dehydration and some throat infection. He was given some pain killers by the attendant doctor when he complained of recurrence of pain at night.
"The next day morning 10 Am Dr K.N. N Pai again visited and checked Girish and tasked how he is feeling. Girish told he is little better as he took the pain killer medicines. Dr said today they will discharge him and to take rest at home for 2 to 3 days he will feel batter. They gave some antibiotics and pain killer tablets and discharged him," read Mishra's post on Facebook.
Mishra also added that Girish was attended by a different doctor after he returned to hospital with fever and breathing issues three days later.
"I requested them that its urgent as my husband was admitted here only. They said we can check with other doctors if we want. So we checked with general physician there and showed the previous reports. Still they could not find what the problem with Girish is and asked us to do a blood test. Test done in 1 hour and showed some infection," she added.
It was only after she took her husband to a private clinic in Indiranagar, the duo realised that Girish had a cardiac arrest the first day he complained of pain. Later, he was taken to Chinmaya Mission Hospital, where doctors did an angioplasty, even though there was a little hope for his survival.
Through the post, Mishra has urged people to spread the message that if anyone complains about jaw, throat muscle stretch, he should be immediately taken to a cardiology specialist. She is also planning to file a case of medical negligence against Gangothri Hospital.
The post has now gone viral and it was shared by over 2.20 lakh users at the time of reporting.
IBTimes India tried to contact Dr KNN Pai for a response on the matter, but a hospital staff who attended the call said the doctor was not available for a comment.