NEIGRIHMS rules out medical negligence

Health minister seeks report, Adelbert wants probe

Shillong, July 24: NEIGRIHMS has conveyed that doctors and staff were available when the injured youth were brought to the institute on Sunday.


The medical superintendent of NEIGRIHMS Dr C Daniala and the Public Relations Officer Dr Saurabh Singh on Monday asserted that there was no laxity on the part of the institute regarding medical treatment to the accident victim.

According to the hospital authorities, Suraj Gupta (22) was  brought to the emergency department (in picture )of the institute on July 23 at 12. 20 pm after a road accident.

The patient complained of inability to move and pain in both lower limbs coupled with difficulty in breathing.

The institute said the patient was immediately attended to by the doctor on duty.

There was a delay of almost one hour for the patient to reach the institute from the accident site at Umiam.

The lab and radiological investigations were completed by 1 pm and the X-Ray was suggestive of multiple fractures. The doctors at the orthopaedics and general surgery were contacted and they attended the patient promptly.

As the patient was in a critical condition, by 2 pm, the vitals became unstable and his condition deteriorated. Following this, the medical team started Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The patient was intubated with the permission from those who were with him. The CPR was carried out for one hour and the patient was declared dead at 3.15 pm.

A staff at the emergency department said that there were four to five staff and nine to ten doctors at the emergency.

The staff said the group of people was not supposed to enter the emergency department.

Besides breaking the windows, the group  threw away one trolley syringe pump and two drip stands. It was only after the intervention of the police that the group dispersed, the staff added.

Ampareen wants to know factual position 

Health Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has sought a report from NEIGRIHMS.

“Yes, I have sought a report. Officially my letter has just gone to Director, NEIGRIHMS with the hope that I will be able to understand better what exactly happened,” Lyngdoh said.

Speaking to reporters, she said, “I send my condolences to the family that lost a very valuable soul. And I assure the family that I will inquire and I will ask what is going on,” she said.

A ruckus broke out in the emergency department after the youth succumbed to his injuries.

VPP MLA for investigation 

VPP legislator from North Shillong Adelbert Nongrum has demanded investigation into the death of the young man.

“Whoever is responsible, responsibility should be fixed according to the law of the land. The state government should intervene and set up a fair and strong investigating team to ensure such negligence should not happen in the near future,” Nongrum said.

The youth met with an accident in Umiam area when he was riding his scooty.

A Mahindra Thar SUV coming from the opposite direction collided with the scooty resulting in the rider sustaining severe injuries.

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