23 Mar. 04 :
The Burdwan Medical College & Hospital authority today washed its hands from the alleged negligence from the controversial child death issue by stating that there was no scarcity of blood with the hospital and the concerned surgeon had committed no mistake. The BMCH today sent a detailed report to the state health directorate and the Director of Medical Education.
Rupa Das, a six year-old girl of Nigon village, Katwa was admitted to the hospital on 14 March following complaints of acute abdominal pain. The Katwa SD hospital finally referred to the BMCH. She died at the hospital yesterday. The kin of the deceased complained that the BMCH authority had asked them to arrange blood of AB positive group. The family brought charges of negligence against the BMCH stating that the girl was operated before the blood samples could e arranged. The principal, BMCH Dr Bijoy Mukherjee in his report mentioned that there was no scarcity of blood with the hospital. But the patient party after receiving the requisition slip did not return on time and the concerned surgeon had no idea that they could not turn up with the requisite blood quantity. The matter could be revealed when the operation was already done.