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Doctor left towel inside woman's body during c-section: Husband

Source: , Posted On:   13 December 2020

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Ludhiana: In a case of an alleged medical negligence, a civil hospital doctor left a towel inside the body of a pregnant woman while conducting a caesarean operation. The woman’s husband has submitted a complaint with the police and the health department has called him on Monday for his version to start probe.
Complainant Arvinder Singh of Jhujhar Nagar, husband of Asha Kaur, told cops that on December 7 he took his pregnant wife to the civil hospital for delivery and she underwent caesarean operation the next day.
He said his wife continued to have pain in abdomen, which also started swelling, but the doctors called it a normal occurrence. He added that on December 11, after his wife was discharged, he took her to a private hospital on Brown Road where doctors said they would have to operate her again. He said during the operation, doctors found a towel inside her body.
Division two SHO inspector Satpal confirmed that they have received a complaint. Police officials said the complainant has submitted a picture of towel found during the operation and action for negligence would be taken against the doctor if charges were found to be true.
Civil hospital senior medical officer (SMO) Dr Amarjeet Kaur said they need a written complaint into the matter for further action, so they have called Arvinder Singh on Monday. She said necessary action would be taken if anyone was found guilty.
Health department officials said the complainant hasn’t named any doctor in his application to the police. They said the doctor who had conducted the operation would be identified.