Family members have accused the medical staff of negligence following the death of a patient on Thursday following a womb surgery at RIMS, Imphal West, and have urged the relevant authority to take appropriate action.
The patient, Hoinengling Mangte, 33, of Hiyanglam Waikhom Leikai, Thoubal district, had been undergoing treatment under professor and head of the department of obstetrics and gyneacology, Dr. M Rameswar Singh, according to her family members. Her husband, Wahengbam Malemnganba, 41, told the media that she was pregnant with their third child.
He narrated that they came to the hospital for a maternity checkup on Monday, and the doctor advised to admit her after diagnosing her health condition.
On Tuesday, the medical staff asked him to buy a list of medicines and other items that were needed for a cesarean delivery, he said. Before she was admitted to the operation ward, the medical staff asked him to arrange for a unit of blood as her hemoglobin level was at 8.9, adding that he rushed to the blood bank of the hospital (RIMS), but the medical staff of the blood bank refused to give him blood for immediate cases.
He was also told by the staff at the blood bank to write an application from the concerned doctors who are handling the case. While he was trying to arrange for a unit of blood, Hoinengling was transferred to the pre-operative ward around 11 am but the process of the operation did not start till 5 pm, he mentioned.
After a cesarean delivery, Hoinengling gave birth to a boy child, and she was transferred to the HDU ward of the hospital, he continued.
As he returned after getting some medicine, Hoinengling’s health was found to have deteriorated and was in a critical condition. After informing the doctor, he was told to get another operation as there was internal bleeding inside the mother’s womb, as he mentioned.
After taking his consent, the operation was performed successfully on Wednesday, but the doctor informed him that her health condition was getting critical, said Malemnganba. She was conscious until Thursday morning, but she died in the ICU ward, he further said, alleging that the medical staff was negligent and showed unfriendly behavior.
“I did not want to create any issue towards the hospital, but the medical staff of the hospital needs to be friendly towards the patients, as people come to hospitals with the hope of getting better. I will accept the body of my wife. However, I urge the authorities concerned to take the necessary action towards those medical staff who are unfriendly towards patients, and due to their negligence, my wife is no more,” Malemnganba lamented.