55-year-old woman dies in Ujjain as hospital staff fails to get ICU keys

55-year-old woman dies in Ujjain as hospital staff fails to get ICU keys

Ydnews| 07:50 pm | Ujjain

Ujjain: A 55-year-old woman, who had complained of facing issues while breathing, died in Ujjain as the hospital staff failed to find the keys for the Intensive Care Unit.

According to the reports, the woman was admitted to Ujjain’s district hospital on Thursday night. She was having high blood pressure and facing difficulty while breathing.

After her condition worsened, the doctors decided to shift her to a nearby hospital which was meant for the COVID-19 patients. But she was later taken to a private hospital which had better facilities, the media reports say.

The ambulance carrying a 55-year-old lady reached the hospital but found that the Intensive Care Unit was locked and the employees for the unit were not present at that time.

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Also, attempts were made to break the lock of the ICU. Meanwhile, the condition of the patient worsened. When the lock was broken, the woman could not be saved despite doctors’ efforts.

“She was suffering from chronic illness like hypertension, diabetes. She was referred to the medical college. Our specialist took the samples for COVID-19 her condition deteriorated and she died. We are conducting a probe into the matter,” said Ujjain’s Chief Medical Officer Anusuya Gawli.

After the incident, two doctors- civil surgeon Dr. RP Parmar and Madhav Nagar hospital in-charge Dr. Mahesh Marmat were removed from their posts for not providing a ventilator to the woman and another patient who died later.

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