COVID suspect dies at OGH, Kin alleges medical negligence

A COVID suspect succumbed at Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad on 4th November, resulting in families claiming medical negligence.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  4 Nov 2020 2:11 PM GMT
COVID suspect dies at OGH, Kin alleges medical negligence

Hyderabad: A COVID suspect succumbed at Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad on 4th November, resulting families claiming medical negligence.

The deceased is a resident of Rajendra Nagar and was admitted to the government hospital in a critical condition. The doctors claimed that the patient died due to pneumonia. However, the family alleged negligence by the hospital in providing oxygen supply. The family also claimed that 4 COVID patient died due to the negligence of the hospital.

Refuting allegations Dr B Nagendra, Superintendent of the Osmania Hospital said, the hospital doesn't treat COVID patients. This particular case was a COVID suspect so the directed for an RTPCR test, while the results are awaited. However, even before the results were made public, the patient lost her life.

He further added, "The patient was in a critical condition when she was admitted to the isolation ward of OGH. We have 54 oxygen line with 60PK oxygen pressure. The allegation over lack of oxygen supply is false. We have 54 parameter oxygen lines, which provides sixty PAO2 oxygen pressure, which is highest in Telangana. The consumption of oxygen is four times higher than before. We will initiate action," said Dr Nagendra.

The doctor also claimed that the patient was in a critical condition while giving COVID test. "According to the guidelines the COVID suspect body should be disposed of by the GHMC. When we didn't release the body, they made all this false claim of oxygen unavailability," said the superintendent.

On man power and availability of doctors, OGH superintendent clarified that every hour 15 senior resident doctors accompanied by 8 sisters are on duty. The hospital has also built a new oxygen line which can cater hundreds of patients.

"We are the largest non-COVID hospital in the state right now. With much severity around 20-30 patients die in hospital every day even after being equipped, the hospital head said.


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