This was first reported in OnlineKhabar, Nepali language. Rebublika published it after a day.
GULMI, Dec 21: A patient admitted to Resunga Hospital of Gulmi has apparently died due to the negligence of doctors.
Shiva Lal Aryal, 53, a local of Malika Rural Municipality-6, Arje had gone to the hospital complaining of dental problem. As informed by the family members, Aryal who was taken to the hospital for normal toothache was insisted to conduct a surgery by the doctors.
Carelessness of the doctors ultimately led to his death, according to the family sources.
“Doctors had told us that a surgery needs to be conducted to take out the pus in his gums but unfortunately he didn’t wake up after the surgery,” said Hari KC, a relative of the deceased.
According to family members, the doctors were supposed to give antibiotics 24 hours before the surgery. However, they didn’t. Twenty-one-year-old son of Aryal is lying unconscious in hospital after the death of his father. Family members and relatives are refusing to claim the body accusing the doctors of the death. “We will claim the dead body only if the hospital administration along with the doctors holds a meeting with us,” said Shovakhar Giri, chairperson of Malika-6.
Tensions ran high in the hospital on Wednesday after Aryal’s death. Security personnel has been deployed at the hospital to avoid any kind of untoward incident. http://www.myrepublica.com/news/32917/
As regular readers of this blog will know, I try to keep track of these incidents. For a list, go to: https://wp.me/p1pDBL-1yu
Many previous blog entries have been focused on the issue of safety of health personnel.