Medical negligence: Doctor panics, flees midway resulting in patient's death

In yet another case of medical negligence or supposedly a case of 'human error', a 65 year old patient, Waman Zare lost his life.

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015, 23:01 PM IST
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Mumbai: In yet another case of medical negligence or supposedly a case of 'human error', a 65 year old patient, Waman Zare lost his life in Mumbai.

Reportedly, Waman Zare came to Sion hospital on August 4 with a history of breathlessness and fluid retention in lungs and had to get those fluids removed. The doctor, a first year resident who had to perform the procedure left midway after having a panic attack. After he left, another first year post-graduate doctor carried on the procedure, but without taking any prior consent or supervision of a senior.

Investigation have revealed that the doctor had punctured the left lung instead of the affected right, sending the patient into a cardiac shock.

Acting dean Dr N D Moulick said it was a case of "human error" and not something attributable to stress or work pressure. The ward with 84 patients was being manned by only two resident doctors.

 

 

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