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Man dies at SSL Hosp, kin allegemedical negligence of docs in ICU

Source: , Posted On:   04 April 2021

Man dies at SSL Hosp, kin allegemedical negligence of docs in ICU

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Varanasi: A 65-year-old patient admitted to the intensive care unit of Sir Sunderlal Hospital in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) lost his life on Sunday due to alleged medical negligence of doctors.
The kin of the patient alleged that he died after plasma of wrong blood group was administered to him by error as there was no such requirement. The BHU administration has constituted a committee to probe the incident and has sought report within 72 hours.
According to reports, the elderly patient Ramesh Singh, a resident of Mangari village, was admitted to the ICU on March 25 and was on bed number 4. His family members said his condition was improving and he was likely to be shifted from the ICU.
The attendants alleged that the doctors administered plasma of blood group A on April 2, while his blood group was O. Before administering the plasma, the doctors did not even inform the patient’s attendants about any such requirement of plasma. “The plasma was meant for some other patient, and was administered to him mistakenly. His condition started deteriorating after plasma infusion,” the family alleged.
The attendants lodged a complaint with the medical superintendent Prof SK Mathur in this regard.
BHU spokesperson Rajesh Singh said that the medical superintendent received the complaint on Saturday in which the attendants alleged that their patient was administered plasma while they had not been told about any such requirement.
The medical superintendent has constituted a committee to probe into this matter and furnish its report within 72 hours, he added.