Family alleges medical negligence in death of woman, newborn in Palakkad hospital

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Palakkad: The family of a young woman who died in a private hospital here on Monday alleged that negligence on the part of doctors led to the death of the woman and her newborn child.

The incident happened on Sunday. Aishwarya, a native of Thathamangalam, underwent delivery at the hospital after getting admitted here a few days ago. However, the newborn child died soon after the delivery.

The mother was in critical condition and was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She succumbed on Monday morning due to complications after the delivery procedure. Following this, a protest ensued in front of the hospital alleging medical negligence on part of doctors.

The family alleged that two senior doctors treating the pregnant woman went on leave on the day of the delivery. They said that the delivery was delayed by a male doctor in the hospital for several hours. This led to the death of the child and mother, they added.

Based on the complaint lodged by the family, the police registered a case and started an investigation.

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