Too bad

India
August 24, 2010 3:59am CST
Friends, last night I got a call from a friend about death of his daughter in law last week. It was due to gross negligence of the doctors in a government owned hospital. She was admitted in that hospital, doctors advised for blood transfer. So he went with her blood sample to the government owned blood bank. This was classified as O+ there and he purchased2 bottles of this from the blood bank. When this was given, the condition became worse. The doctors drew new sample of her blood and sent him to the blood bank again, this time, the blood was typed as B+. He came with 3 bottles; but by that time the girl was dead. He has filed complaint against the hospital and blood bank staff. I am sure this is due to change of the sample either in hospital or in blood bank. But I am also sure nothing is going to happen, the matter will be delayed in the name of, ‘Investigation going on’, the officials are corrupted, they get full protection from higher officers and ministers. I feel so bad and upset. Professor
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11 responses
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 Aug 10
So sorry to hear this and that there will probably be nothing done about this that is why I fought not to have government control our health care like so many other americans did but the government didnt listen to us. went ahead and passed Ombamacare and this way from what Ihave read if ya dont buy health ins. ya get slapped with a big fine? I just got to wondering why should we have to buy when it is government run? THis is a big cop out to me I have what is called medcaid and medicare that I paid into when I worked and still pay a monthly payment to keep it. almost $100 a month . and I hate DOctors so I dont use it tilll I really have too!
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Aug 10
lakota I am told since I already have an hmo and medicare I do not have to b uy any insurance as I am in my 80ts so I do not think this obama insurance is meant for us as we are already insured, it is meant for allt hos like my son who is not old enough yet for medicare and hmo and must have some sort of insurance. I do not hate doctors as I was born a nd raised in the medical f ield, my dad was a doctor and t he doctor I have I had since my sixties and he knows me really well.I do trust him/
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
25 Aug 10
i feel very sad about this. this also happens in the Philippines. and not one medical practitioner that erred was punished. they say, these cases are hard to prove in the courts.
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• Australia
24 Aug 10
i understand how it felt and felt sorry for your friend. few year back when my grandmother was first admitted to the hospital, she went into a coma due to kidney failure, and we said we want to prolong her life so as she could see my uncle return from canada(as he was my grandmother's favourite son). but on that night, they left an intern taking care of my grandmother without any specific instruction that we told him and after a check up she say my grandmother couldn't make it. worst of was she didn't even tried and turn off her life support leaving her to die right in front of our eyes, but we could not do anything. that's why i hate doctor, i don't even understand how would they get their degrees to treat patients. i understand i am angry and had made comments that may not be accurate but these are my feeling if i offended anyone i am sorry.
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@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
24 Aug 10
Hi, Professor2010! I have encountered this too. It was four years ago, I had a sore throat so I went to the local hospital. The doctor suspected I was infected by fungus so he asked me to have a test. The test result came out unexpectedly fast, it was negative. So the doctor prescribed some medicine for me to defense the bacterial infection. But they didn't work at all, so I had to went to the hospital after two days. This time the doctor did strongly suspect it was the fungus infection and sent me to do the test again. This time the result came out at a normal speed and it turns to positive! Though I didn't have evidence but I could confirm the Technician did use a wrong sample in the first time.
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• United States
24 Aug 10
I am so sorry about the loss. I know it is hard. I hope that the hospital gets sued and that your friend wins (even though I know no amount of money will ever bring back his daughter). I am wondering if the lab switched bottles without telling anybody.
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@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
My condolences to your friend's family. That was an awful thing. Clearly someone classified her blood wrong. I do hope that the ones who were responsible for that get punished. I hope they get a good lawyer who is relentless and will make those people in authority think twice before they mark the case as another one of those "investigation going ons". God be with you all!
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@rameshchow (5284)
• India
27 Aug 10
i am so sorry, it really very very bad, why the government jobbers behave like this? In my region also there are worst staff in the government hospital, they ask money for any small work, and from cleaner level to doctor everyone wants money. They are government jobber, they get salary from govenment, eventhough they behave like this..
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Aug 10
olh my god thats horrible professor her poor family and those who made such a stupid mistake. One thing good about our hospitals here, they check and double check each blood transfussion before it is given to be sure the patients blood classification is the same as the blood in the Iv and two nurses check eac h other. I was in t he hospital several years age with bleeding diverticulitis and had to have four blood transfusions. so the two nurses come in they check my chart for my blood type then check to see the transfussion is the same blood type each nurse checks the other so there is no way to make such an error. my condolences to your friend and to you. thats an awful thing to happen.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
24 Aug 10
This is really a sad incident. I cannot imagine how the parents can be consoled for the loss of a grown up daughter. How can the hospitals be so negligent, where the human lives are involved?
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
i do have a suggestion though. Do they have another doctor from a different hospital to seek second opinion with? Usually, if you are going to file a complaint to the medical director of that hospital, the medical director will naturally protect the doctors under him. i am a medical technologist and i sympathize that this happened. When someone is in need of blood, this is checked twice first by checking the blood type of the patient and the second one is the cross matching of the patient vs donor blood.
@sinaj292 (602)
• India
24 Aug 10
am also feeling bad to hear this..... If the doctors are like this them whom we will trust... this is to change ......