Woman’s death sparks protest at Bassi hospital
The death of a patient at AIMC Bassi Hospital sparked protests by relatives here on Thursday.
The 52-year- old woman, Kanta Manga, was admitted to the hospital in Tagore Nagar on Monday as she was to be treated for hernia and gall bladder stone. Her condition was stable till Thursday morning, when she suddenly became unstable and died.
Relatives of the woman including her husband Ashwani Manga protested at the hospital and a scuffle ensued due to which Ashwani injured his hand. The police from division number 8 reached the spot and took stock of the situation. A formal complaint regarding the death was registered but the FIR would be registered after receiving the postmortem report of the woman. “On one hand the doctors did not attend my wife properly and when she died they do not want to take the responsibility. The hospital staff thrashed us instead and stopped us from protesting,” Ashwani said.
Owner of the hospital Naresh Bassi was not in town and Dr DP Singh Arora was the in-charge in his absence. “The woman was admitted to our hospital five years ago for breast cancer and also had diabetes,” Arora claimed.
“We were about to discharge the woman on Thursday morning, when she suddenly became unstable. There were chances of silent heart attack due to diabetes so we also called a heart specialist. But we were unable to save her,” Arora said.
Kin of the woman protesting outside the Basti Jodhewal police station in Ludhiana on Thursday.