COIMBATORE: A lab technician who was employed at a private hospital who suffered hernia and uterus-related issues was advised uterus removal procedure by a doctor who owns and runs the Genesis Royal Infirmary Hospital located in Pulikulam here.
The 40-year old patient Bhuvaneshwari, a resident of Papanaickenpalayam underwent the procedure in November last year.
The patient who is mother of a three-and-a-half-year-old boy alleges that due to medical negligence, a gauze piece was left un-removed when the
procedure was performed.
“After the uterus was removed, I suffered abnormal abdominal pain for several months which the doctor prescribed antibiotics. It was in March this year, I visited the ESI Hospital here and a biopsy brought to light that the piece of gauze still remained inside my body. A procedure was performed and the same was removed. Yet, the discomfort continued and answering natures call became increasingly
difficult,” she said.
She also suffered vaginal bleeding that is unusual in women who have had their uterus removed.
Bhuvaneshwari, visited another city-based hospital and an MRI scan brought to light that she suffered severe internal infection.
The hospital referred her to Stanley Medical Hospital where the sigmoid colon fistula surgery was performed in March this year.
Due to financial constrains, she underwent the surgery at the hospital under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.
“My husband works as a security guard in a private orginisation and the cost of surgery in a private hospital would have run into several lakh which we cannot afford. The surgery being a complicated one, no center in Coimbatore was ready to perform it, thus we spent one month at the Chennai hospital,” Bhuvaneshwari said.
Doctors at the Chennai hospital have advised that she undergoes a second surgery in July.
“Medical reports have confirmed the damage is caused because the gauze piece was not removed while the uterus removal surgery was performed. Thus, we have submitted a petition to the district collector demanding action against the doctor for the medical negligence,” the patient said....