Bangalore: Bhaskar, a private company employee, has filed a complaint against the city-based Ring Road Hospital, claiming that his father Subramani, 65, died due to wrong diagnosis and negligence.
According to his complaint, Subramani complained of abdominal pain and diarrhoea on Monday and Tuesday. On the advise of a local doctor, Dr Kiran, he went to the Ring road Hospital. Dr Kiran reportedly told the family that Subramani’s sugar levels were at 500 mg and he needed immediate treatment for diabetes.
Another doctor directed that Subramani be put on a glucose drip and asked for an abdominal scan. While waiting for this, Subramani asked for some food and the family gave him two idlis, after consulting a nurse. But Subramani began vomiting.
Bhaskar said that the technician who was supposed to do the scan came only a couple of hours later, and Subramani vomited in the scan room also.
“I had to make many calls including to Dr TR Subramanyam who is the owner of the hospital, and shout at all of them. At around 6.30 pm (five hours after Subramani was admitted to the hospital), a group of doctors and a staff nurse came to attend to my father and took him back to the scan room. They did not come out for more than 30 minutes,” Bhaskar said.
“The doctor came out and declared that my father was no more. When my father was able to walk on his own till the scanning room, how did he die after going for a scan?” Bhasker asked.
The body has been subjected to a post-mortem and the report is awaited. Dr Subramanyam said the allegations made by Bhaskar were untrue.