The Pregnant Woman Dies, Villagers Claims to Doctor’s Negligence

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Bantwal, Sep 21: The Vice President of the Sarapady Gram, who was admitted to a private hospital in Bantwal for her delivery, has died on Friday September 20.

The deceased woman is Shakuntala (34), wife of Sai Shanti, a resident of Kokala in Maninalkur village. The villagers and family members have blamed doctors at the hospital for failing to give her proper treatment resulting in her death.

Her husband Om Shanthi has lodged a complaint with the police against Dr Indira of the hospital, accusing her of medical negligence

Shakuntala was admitted to the hospital on Thursday due to labour pains. The doctor suggested the family to take her to Mangalore hospital because her condition was worsened on Friday. The relatives, who grew anxious about the doctor’s suggestion, tried to take her by ambulance. However, she breathed her last on the way.

Shakuntala has two children of year nine and seven.

Villagers blame the hospital authorities and said that similar such incidents had taken place in the hospital even in the past.

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