Woman charges JNIMS doctors of negligence

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IMPHAL, November 17: A 55 year old woman has this evening leveled charge against the doctors of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, JNIMS of negligence, cheating and wrongly operating upon her.

The woman identified as Achoubi of Hatta Golabati called a press conference at the Manipur Press Club this evening concerning her charges and has informed that she is ready to charge legal actions against the erring doctors.

Speaking at the conference, the woman informed that a JAC has also been formed in this regard and a memorandum submitted to the Governor and the state Chief Minister today.  

She has further charged that she was admitted to the hospital on October 3 with back pains. The doctor examining her advised to get an ultrasound at the earliest. She took the ultrasound from Adarsh Laboratory on October 5.

The doctor after examining the report of the ultrasound informed her that she would have to undergo an operation to remove a Kidney stone and a gallbladder stone and the said operation was conducted on October 11, she informed.

However, soon after regaining her consciousness, the doctor concerned informed her that there was no kidney stone and that she doesn’t have gallbladder.

Surprised and at the same time astonished with the information she along with her family and local elders met the Medical Superintendent of the hospital and informed him of the happenings. However even after assuring her that the hospital will consider her further treatment and reimbursement of the operation, the hospital authority forcibly discharged her on November 5 without complying to any of the assurances provided by the MS, she further informed.

Meanwhile, the JAC against the Wrong Operation for Mrs Achoubi has warned of various forms of agitations if the concern authorities fail to take up any positive actions, a JAC member warned.

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