Agartala, Sept. 15: A patient, who was admitted to GB Hospital here for biopsy of the mouth, was operated in the abdomen yesterday.
Jhulon Das, 50, wife of the patient, Ratan Das, 53, of Ampi under Amarpur subdivision, gas filed complaints with East Agartala police station and the state women’s commission.
According to the complaints, Das was admitted to the male surgical ward on Friday with a mouth ulcer that needed a biopsy test, as precribed by senior surgeon Dr Pradip Sarkar. But in the absence of Dr Sarkar, who is on leave, another surgeon, Dr N. Chakma, operated upon Das’s abdomen, she alleged. The doctors released Das within a short while after obtaining a signature from a relative.
In the complaint lodged with East Agartala police station, Jhulon said in the operation theatre Dr Chakma was assisted by Dr Niladri Sen and Dr Saumen Debbarma. “My husband was supposed to undergo a biopsy of the mouth but the doctors instead operated upon his abdomen for setting his urinal bladder right; the biopsy has not been done,” alleged Jhulon. She alleged that the discharge certificate issued by the hospital had been forged. It said Das had a problem in his urinal bladder, which had been set right through surgery.
Sources in the hospital said the “blunder” had been committed because another patient of the same name had been admitted in the same ward with urinary bladder problem.
The superintendent of GB Hospital Dr B.S. Chowdhury was not available for comment while the residential medical officer Dr Kingshuk Dutta said he had heard of the incident but was not aware of details. The police are yet to take any action.
“It was a case of mistaken identity but it should not have been done; the doctors should have been more careful,” sources said.
The police is yet to take any action.
The superintendent of GB Hospital Dr B.S. Chowdhury was not available for comment while the residential medical officer Dr Kingshuk Dutta said he had heard of the incident but was not aware of details.