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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) ordered authorities concerned to probe into the allegation that a financially unsound woman in Kollam who underwent surgery at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College was discharged with a completely open wound.
The director of the Department of Medical Education should submit a report on the matter within four weeks, KSHRC noted in its order. The case will be considered on April 17.
The victim is K Sheeba, a widow. Her ordeal was brought to the limelight light by MLA KB Ganesh Kumar’s speech at Kerala Assembly. The woman had uterus-related health issues and sought treatment in various hospitals (both private and government) in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram. She underwent multiple surgeries and her condition did not improve much. She is presently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Ernakulam.
Meanwhile, KSHRC’s intervention comes in wake of the complaint lodged by activist GS Sreekumar. According to the complaint, the woman was discharged from Medical College with her wound completely open and she had to take a bus to another hospital for dressing the wound and conducting tests.