Issue : November 2021
Issue - November - 2021, Posted On:  November 01, 2021

The patient, a pregnant lady, was admitted to the hospital at 1:30 PM. C-section was performed at around 10 PM and a healthy baby girl was delivered. Unfortunately, the new mother developed disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). She lost a lot of blood, and eventually her life.

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Issue - November - 2021, Posted On:  November 01, 2021

Is it necessary to take patient’s consent for outdoor day-care procedures such as dental treatments, etc.? The Consumer Commission in this case has ruled in the negative.

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Issue - November - 2021, Posted On:  November 01, 2021

The pregnant patient was taken to a primary health centre in the wee hours of morning. She delivered a healthy baby girl but soon thereafter developed postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). An ambulance was called for transferring her to a higher centre, which unfortunately took more than thirty minutes to arrive.

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Issue - November - 2021, Posted On:  November 01, 2021

Any unreasonable delay in providing treatment after confirming diagnosis is negligence. Such delays could also prove fatal for patients, as happened in this case.

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Issue - November - 2021, Posted On:  November 01, 2021

The patient, with a history of ectopic pregnancy, conceived second time and approached a hospital where the gynecologist prescribed medicines. After about a month she experienced pain in abdomen and visited the hospital again where she was referred to a higher center as the embryo was developing in fallopian tube.

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Issue - November - 2021, Posted On:  November 01, 2021

Who is responsible to ensure the quality of plates, implants, stents, lenses, etc. used for interventions? Hospitals / doctors if it is bought by them on behalf of patients.

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Issue - November - 2021, Posted On:  November 01, 2021

A worrying trend is beginning to emerge. Doctors and hospitals are erring in a number of instances while following non-treatment related protocols such as taking improper consent, writing incorrect names, etc. These administrative lapses do not help the cause of healthcare providers in a court of law, as is established in this case.

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