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Family lodges complaint against Apollo for the death of their three-year-old

Posted: Oct 10, 2018     By City Spidey

In yet another case of negligence on the part of the hospital, a three-year-old from Noida breathed his last on September 27. The family lodged a complaint against Apollo Hospitals and one of their doctors at Sector 20 police station.

The victim, identified as Veer Pratap, was admitted on September 7.

The boy was suffering from fever and stomach ache. He was kept under observation for two days and an ultrasound was ordered, which showed nothing wrong with him. The doctors then decided to put him on a saline treatment on September 9.

And things began to deteriorate from there, claimed a family member.

“The treatment was to be done in three installments. After the first one, the needle was left open and the same needle was used for the second phase of the treatment,” the family member added.

A family member recounted, “A nurse administered an injection while he was asleep and while she was giving him the second one, he collapsed. They tried to revive him and he started breathing again after an hour.”

He was then shifted to Delhi Apollo for better treatment. The boy was finally shifted to RML Hospital, where he passed away on September 27.

“We are investigating the matter. In cases of negligence, a medical committee determines if the hospital is at fault. We will submit our report once we do the preliminary investigation,” said Manoj Kumar Pant, SHO of Sector 20 police station.

The hospital has alleged that the child was transferred to another facility against medical advice.

“The child was admitted at our Noida facility and subsequently transferred to Delhi. The family decided to shift the patient to another facility against our medical advice. We mourn the passing away of the child and express our emotional solidarity with the family,” said a spokesperson for Apollo Hospitals.

TAGS: Medical Negligence / Apollo Hospitals / Veer Pratap / Noida / Police Complaint / RML Hospital