9-yr-old dies of dengue

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Sep 2018 10:45:30


Staff Reporter,


A nine-year-old boy suffering from dengue succumbed to multiple organ failure allegedly due to negligence of a private hospital. The death was caused due to considerable delay for the ambulance to take the patient to the referral hospital. It is learnt that the Ambulance took more than one and a half hours to shift the boy to another hospital. As per information received Rupesh Dhangar (9) son of Ramesh Dhangar, a resident of Shardapara of ward number 24 in Bhilai was suffering from fever. He was admitted to BM Shah Hospital and Medical Research Centre six days back.

Doctors at the hospital reportedly could not control the fever and the situation got worse. Even after four days of treatment when the condition of the boy did not stabilized he was referred to Baal Gopal Hospital in Raipur. Ramesh told The Hitavada that the condition of the boy was very serious when he was discharged from B M Shah Hospital and was taken in the Hospital Ambulance with necessary life support system.

When the ambulance with the patient reached Kumhari the hospital administration called the Ambulance to return to Bhilai, in order to accommodate another patient referred to Raipur. Ramesh further informed that the condition of his child was getting worse and they were
hardly 30 minutes away from Raipur hospital but under the pressure of hospital administration the Ambulance driver returned to BM Shah Hospital.

Ramesh informed that the Ambulance was taken back to Bhilai to accommodate another patient who was not at all serious. After taking the second patient the Ambulance rushed for Raipur hospital. When the boy was admitted to Baal Gopal Hospital his condition was worse and within 24 hours he succumbed to multiple organ failure on August 31.

With tears in his eyes Ramesh informed that doctors told they would have saved the boy had he arrived 30 minutes earlier. Pained by the incident Ramesh said he will file a police complaint for negligence and demand action against the hospital administration. Dr Sharma at Baal Gopal Hospital told The Hitavada that the condition of the child was very critical at the time he was admitted and due to multiple organ failure he succumbed.

Doctors at BM Shah hospital were not available for comment despite several attempts made. CMHO Dr KS Shandilya informed that the referred case is of Durg district therefore the concerned CMHO will look after the matter and if negligence on part of hospital is found, will take necessary action.


No dengue death in Raipur district so far, claims CMHO
No dengue death in Raipur district stressed Dr K S Shandilya, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Raipur.
Dr Shandilya informed that according to statistics there have been 71 possible cases of Dengue reported in Raipur district from 1, January 2018 to 1, September, 2018. There have been 81 positive patients of dengue and undergoing treatments. At present five positive dengue patients are undergoing treatment at Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital. The patients are Ashwani, Rekhraj, Premin Bai, Rakesh and Ridhi.

The number of expected Dengue patients in August was 66 and confirmed positive patients were 74. However, no dengue death of any patients from Raipur district have taken place, he added.