NEW DELHI: A private hospital has sent layers of shock throughout Delhi after it lets a pharmacist carry out the delivery of a baby, who in the process of delivery, left a needle in the mothers body. Delhi State Consumer Commission imposed a tax of Rs. 30 lakh on the Shree Jeewan Hospital. The Consumer Board called the act as negligent and further manipulated records to misinform the board that a certified doctor had delivered the baby.
Commission members noted that the hospital was getting the work of a qualified doctor who takes more pay from a pharmacist to cut cost.
The mother was admitted in the hospital in September of 2009. When the pharmacist had operated on her and left the needle inside of her uterus, there was said to be profuse bleeding and pain even after she was taken out of the operation theatre. It was only when an X-ray was done that the presence of a needle could be seen.
The patients counsel said that bed sheets had to be changed for a multiple number of times due to the profuse bleeding and there was no doctor which looked into the matter. The Consumer Board agreed to most of the points and imposed Rs 30 lakh as cost for negligence.