Dr Najma rejects statement of Kalamassery MCH officials

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Dr. Najma told Mathrubhumi News that she was on duty when Harris, Baihakki and Jameela were undergoing treatment but clarified that she was not on duty when they died.

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Kochi: Dr. Najma has rejected the explanation given by Kalamassery Medical College Hospital officials over the death of patients undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Dr. Najma told Mathrubhumi News that she was on duty when Harris, Baihakki and Jameela were undergoing treatment. “I had informed the superintendent and RMO about the lapses in treatment but they refused to respond,” Dr. Najma said.

The doctor said she has seen Harris, Baihakki and Jameela but clarified she was not on duty on the day of their death. “There were lapses in the cases of Baihakki and Jameela and I had pointed it out to the nurses,” Dr. Najma added.

Jameela was wearing a mask but the ventilator was off. I heard the patient breathing heavily and went to check only to notice that the ventilator was off. I turned the ventilator on myself and explained the matter to the nurse. In the case of Baihakki, it was a delay to bring the ventilator, Dr. Najma said.

I have not given a written complaint earlier. All the complaints were done orally and all were resolved. I had sent a voice message to the RMO and superintendent citing the negligence early in the morning on October 19. This was after noticing the letter by Hibi Eden MP. But there was no inquiry, Dr. Najma said.

It must be noted that the Kalamassery Medical College officials had said that the ICU was not operated by a junior doctor. The officials further said that the doctor, who raised the allegation, had not seen the patients who died. The medical college vice principal had alleged that the doctor’s allegations were suspicious.

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