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Jamshedpur: Woman blames MGM hospital for delaying surgery, complaint lodged with superintendent


Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, Nov 30: The MGM hospital is in the eye of a controversy yet again. This time a woman who stays in Sankosai, Shyam Sundri Devi, has blamed a doctor and a nurse at the hospital for delaying the surgery of her fractured leg since the last 25 days. When he narrated her woes to BJP leader Vikash Singh, he reported the matter to the hospital superintendent.

Singh says that the MGM hospital superintendent has assured to extend “full cooperation” in the case and has instituted an inquiry to ascertain whether the doctors and nurses were indeed pressurizing the woman to get the metal plate from a particular person or shop.

Earlier, the patient had alleged that her leg got fractured when she met with an accident at her home on November 14. Doctors at the MGM hospital checked her leg and said that it will require surgery. But, the surgery kept getting delayed and though it was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, the woman has alleged that she was turned away again because she did not purchase the metal plate needed for the procedure from a particular person specified by doctors and nurses of the hospital.

On Wednesday when Singh met with the patient, she allegedly told him that the doctors and nurses who were attending her at the hospital had given her a mobile number of a person who would sell her the metal plate. The woman claims that the dealer told her that the price of the metal plate is Rs 20,000. Owing to her humble financial background the woman says she was unable to pay the amount and instead she and her relatives cross-checked with other shops selling the metal plate. She alleges that she bought the same type of metal plate at another shop for Rs 7000.

When the woman handed over the metal plate, the attending nurse refused to take it and said that the surgery and treatment would be carried out only when the woman got the metal plate from the person who they had recommended. Unable to convince the hospital staff and doctors to use the metal plate that she had brought, the woman and her relatives contacted Singh and requested his intervention. Singh said: “I have spoken to the hospital’s superintendent and told him about Devi’s troubles, he has assured to resolve the case and investigate into the allegations of negligence.”

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