Mysuru woman dies in OT at Sullia hospital

A 25-year-old housewife from Periyapatna taluk died of alleged medical negligence at K V G Hospital, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada district on Thursday.

Lakshmi, wife of one Suresh, a resident of Makanahalli Palya in the taluk, is the deceased. She leaves behind two children — Preethu, aged seven years and Gowtham, five.

In his complaint to Periyapatna police, Suresh has alleged that his wife died during the hysterectomy operation at the operation theatre. She had been admitted to the hospital on August 22. She died soon after a dose of injection during the operation on Thursday, he has charged.

Suresh further alleged that the doctors said her condition worsened during the operation in a bid to cover up the negligence on their part. They declared her dead only after sometime, during 12 noon, he claimed.

Suresh said when a clarification was sought from the doctors, they forced the relatives to take the body home. The doctors warned to shift the body to the hospital mortuary if the body was not taken back, he alleged.

Following the complaint, an autopsy was performed at the mortuary attached to the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute on Friday. The report is awaited.The case will be transferred to the local police at Sullia.

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