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Gynaecologist  among 3 suspended after three deaths at Karnataka govt hospital

Tumakuru: After the death of three women who had undergone surgery allegedly due to complications on account of medical negligence at Pavagad Mother and Children Hospital in Pavagada taluk, Tumakuru a gynaecologist and two staff members of a government hospital were suspended. The suspended gynaecologist, a nurse and OT technician.  Medical negligence has been proved in the preliminary enquiry into the matter, said an officials. According to an official statement, “the operation theatre and equipment used” to operate was not sterilised.

“We have found irregularities and negligence while conducting the surgeries and in connection with the management of the operation theatre and wards. Cleanliness of the operation theatre was not maintained… could be the reason for the spread of infection among the patients. All three patients were operated in the same operation theatre, further proving the suspicion on hygiene and cleanliness of the operation theatre and the equipment used for operation,” district health officer Dr Manjunath said.