Doctors operate upon Covid patient sans safety protocols at Government Mata Kaushalya Hospital in Patiala

Doctors operate upon Covid patient sans safety protocols at Government Mata Kaushalya Hospital in Patiala

People queue up for OPD registration at Government Mata Kaushaliya Hospital in Patiala. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Karam Prakash

Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 28

In a sheer negligence, a Covid positive patient was operated upon and shifted to general ward with other non-Covid patients at Government Mata Kaushalya Hospital here.

It has been learned that the doctors, whom the patient had approached, had told the patient to undergo a Covid test before performing the surgery. The patient, as directed, went for the teat, but the doctors didn’t bother to check the report and operated upon the patient in a haste.

The negligence came to the fore when the Health Department contacted the patient for contact tracing.

The patient, a resident of Moga, was operated upon at Mata Kaushalya Hospital on Saturday.

Following the negligence by the hospital, the Patiala Civil Surgeon today issued a notice to the Medical Superintendent of the hospital to submit an action taken report within 48 hours.

The Civil Surgeon also directed the hospital to take corrective measures.

Meanwhile, Dr Sandeep Kaur, Medical Superintendent, Government Mata Kaushalya, said: “The lab report came the next day of the operation. We immediately took all the precautions. The patient was in acute pain, therefore, the doctor had performed the surgery.”

Dr Kaur said she had already pulled up the officials concerned and gave directions to confirm the Covid test report before going for any surgery. 

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