Family members of a pregnant woman protested at Vijayawada's Old Government General Hospital, alleging that doctors' negligence had resulted in paralysis of the patient's hand.
According to a report in Times of India, the incident took place on August 26, when a local resident named A Prasad admitted his wife in the hospital for delivery. His wife Mamatha gave birth to a boy through cesarean surgery.
The doctors had asked Prasad to arrange white blood cells and he did the same. He brought the white blood cells from Surakshita blood bank.
Prasad was quoted as saying to Times of India that his wife's right hand was paralysed after being injected with the white blood cells by doctors. She developed a major infection right after that.The husband blamed the doctors for his wife's condition stating that she never had any such issues with her hand.
He added that doctors did not notice the scar on his wife's hand while they were injecting the white blood cells. He also alleged that doctors arranged an ambulance and asked them to admit the patient to a private hospital.
Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas sent an official to enquire about the same. According to him, the doctor found out that there was a block in the woman's blood vessels, which proved to be the main reason behind her infection.
The Minister denied any sort of medical negligence.
The hospital has been embroiled in another controversy recently when a woman developed an infection due to attendant's negligence. The attendant had done an enema on the woman and then cleaned the table with a harmful toxic cleaning agent.
District collector Lakshmi Kantham has ordered a probe regarding the matter.