Woman’s death sparks protest at Bassi hospi­tal

HT Ludhiana Live - - In&around - HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent lud­hi­ana@hin­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA:

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.

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Kin of the woman protest­ing out­side the Basti Jod­he­wal po­lice sta­tion in Lud­hi­ana on Thurs­day.

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