KOHALPUR, July 19: After losing a leg in course of treatment, a patient has filed a case against Maa Janki Hospital of Nepalgunj accusing it of negligence.
Narayan Prasad Bhattrai, 49, had at first reached Maa Janki Hospital of Nepalgunj after a normal wound. Even after nine days of treatment, the hospital could not treat his wound and he was instead referred to Lucknow of India. Even after reaching the Indian city, doctors told him that his wound cannot be treated and instead suggested him to amputate his leg. So he later was admitted to Kathmandu-based B&B Hospital where he underwent surgery.
According Bhattarai, a resident of Kohalpur 11, Maa Janki Hospital did not treat him properly and discharge him on time due to which his wound got worse and ultimately he had to lose his leg. By filing a case at police station, the victim has demanded stern action against the doctors involved and that the hospital provide him compensation.
According to Bhattarai, he spent around Rs 2 million for his treatment and he wants the hospital to compensate the amount. He further informed that there are many victims like him due to the carelessness and negligence of doctors and hospitals. The hospital lacks proper equipment for treatment and surgery of patients, he claimed.
“The hospital was not ready to discharge him on time and if we had followed their advice and stayed there longer we would have lost him too,” said Sandip Singh, a relative of the victim.
Dr Shyam Sundar Yadav of Maa Janki Hospital, however, declined the accusations and instead claimed that the hospital offered him the best possible service. “We had suggested them to go to Lucknow and Kathmandu on time. If he had not followed our instructions he would have lost his life too,” he said. As per the doctor, the patient had not treated his wound since five years.
Chief District Officer Ravi Lal Panta informed that they will carry out an investigation into the issue. “We have asked the hospital for explanation,” he said. Earlier also, several cases of negligence were heard about Maa Janki Hospital. As per the locals, the hospital does not meet the minimum criteria required for hospital.