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Odisha Woman Ends Up In ICU After Doctors Operate On Her Intestine Instead Of The Fallopian Tube

Family planning operation gone wrong.

21/12/2016 1:41 PM IST | Updated 21/12/2016 2:43 PM IST
Kaushik Ghosh

KENDRAPARA, Odisha, -- In an instance of medical negligence, doctors allegedly sliced the intestine of a woman who was admitted for sterilisation at a government-run hospital in Kendrapara district.

Jharana Mallick (27), spouse of a daily wager Ramesh Mallick of village Kansar in the district, is battling for life at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in Cuttack after doctors wrongly operated her large intestine instead of her fallopian tube during tubectomy surgery, officials said.

Tubectomy is a surgical procedure to prevent pregnancies in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked or severed and sealed.

The woman on Monday had been at Community Health Center (CHC) in Indupur for sterilisation. However, doctors wrongly operated her large intestine instead of her fallopian tube. After the botched-up surgery, she experienced severe pain in abdomen.

"We were forced to shift her to the headquarters hospital in Kendrapara following deterioration of her health condition. Later she was referred to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack", said the victim's husband Ramesh.

Kendrapara Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Nirajan Swain said A portion of the intestine had been cut during the tubectomy in the Community Health Center (CHC) at Indupur for which she developed some complication. She was rushed immediately to the district headquarters hospital. As her condition was serious, she was referred to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack. Now her health condition has improved and she is out danger.

Meanwhile, her husband has filed an FIR in Kendrapada police station alleging that doctor and hospital staff committed gross negligence during family planning operation. He demanded stern legal action against them.

Police are investigating the case.

"We are waiting for medical report before initiating legal action," Inspector Kendrapara police station, Sanjeev Mohanty.

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