Family of patient who died of ‘medical negligence’ demand action against doctors

Family of patient who died of ‘medical negligence’ demand action against doctors
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Srinagar: The family members and relatives of Mir Anjum who died of ‘medical negligence’ at SKIMS Soura last month on Thursday staged a protest here demanding strict action against doctors involved in the incident.
23-year-old Mir Anjum, daughter of Muhammad Akram Mir, a resident of Gousia colony Bemina, died after ‘suffering blood transfusion reaction’ at SKIMS Soura last month.
The family members and relatives of deceased assembled in press enclave chanting slogans “we want justice”, “punish the doctor Adil”, and “Justice denied is justice delayed”.
Mir Asiya, sister of the deceased Anjum said that her sister visited SKIMS on March 28 for medical checkups. “She was admitted in the hospital on the same day and the doctors suggested us for transfusion of some blood pints to the patient,” she said.
Asiya said that her sister was given wrong blood during transfusion which deteriorated Anjum’s condition, as she was normal at the time of admission.
The family members accused that due to the negligence of the concerned staff Anjum was given wrong blood group, following which she went into coma.
“After she went into coma, we registered a complaint in police station, so the police can investigate the matter why she went into coma,” her mother Nazima said.
The family members said that after a few days, Anjum died in the hospital but the police and SKIMS authorities have done no inquiry so far.
The family members of the deceased alleged the doctors have changed their statements and demanded investigations into the matter and punishment to the doctors and staff involved in the incident.
Meanwhile, SKIMS Soura issued a statement regarding the protest of the family members of deceased.
“Regarding death of one patient Mir Anjum, who expired at SKIMS last month to the complaint of alleged transfusion reaction, was fully investigated. The committee scrutinized patient record as well as blood bank record for any mismatched or transfusion reaction. The committee found no evidence of mismatched transfusion reaction in the patient,” the SKIMS statement reads.
The statement also said that the patient was a case of EHPVO with portal cavernoma with esophageal varices, post splenectomy with devascularization. “The patient was admitted at SKIMS for the condition. Two blood points were transfused, one on 29th March and another on 30th March, 2019. Post transfusion sample of blood of patient as well as blood bag were tested. Both direct coombs test as well as indirect coombs test were negative, no haemolysis was found in patient post transfusion. The allegations leveled by the relatives are baseless,” the statement added.