Bhaktapur, October 23
Kin of 43-year-old patient Ram Krishna Giri, who died on October 19, have accused doctors of Bhaktapur Hospital of negligence in treatment.
According to the relatives, Giri from Bageshwori, Bhaktapur, died while being rushed to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre after being referred by Madhyapur Hospital.
On October 17, Giri went to Bhaktapur Hospital for treatment after severe chest pain. Due to public holiday, the out-patient department of the hospital was closed and the patient was admitted to the emergency ward, said Ramesh Giri, one of the relatives of the patient.
Giri had come to Nepal from Dubai on October 7 to celebrate Dashain.
“After severe chest pain, my brother-in-law was rushed to Bhaktapur Hospital for treatment. Doctors involved in the treatment said there was nothing to worry about and the patient was given medicine for gastritis. He faced the same problem the next day and he was rushed to Madhyapur Hospital. Doctors said he had shown the symptoms of heart attack.
“Doctors at Madhyapur Hospital informed us that the patient had shown symptoms of heart attack and referred to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre immediately. The hospital pronounced him dead on arrival,” shared Ramesh. “If Bhaktapur Hospital had informed on time, we wouldn’t have lost our brother-in-law,” Ramesh added.
However, the hospital claimed that there was no negligence on the part of doctors.
A version of this article appears in print on October 24, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.