first_imgKolkata: A 50-year-old woman died of alleged medical negligence at Ruby General Hospital off EM Bypass on Friday morning.A resident of Thakurnagar (North 24 Parganas), the deceased Arupa Dey was admitted to hospital on August 8. Dey was a popular singer in the district.”Soon after Arupa had an operation some days back, her health started deteriorating. There must have been some problems in the operation procedure as other complications developed after it. The hospital authorities should have taken proper precautionary measures during the surgery and post operative period,” the deceased woman’s sister Mishmi Roy Banik said. The family members of the victim started agitating and a police team from the Anandapur police station rushed to the spot and brought situations under control. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe police have assured a thorough probe into the matter if they lodge a complaint in this regard.In a written statement, the hospital has denied any medical negligence on their part.”She was presented with an advanced stage of tongue cancer and underwent an extensive major operation of nearly 12 hours duration. In the operation, there was total removal of tongue with partial removal of voice box and reconstruction with free flap. Before the patient had her operation, the patient and her family were explained about the advanced nature of the cancer and the high rate of post operative mortality,” the statement read. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the hospital, the operation was conducted by a team of expert oncologists of the hospital. The patient was gradually recovering after the operation without having any major complications for nearly two weeks. However, she developed fever due to sepsis and malaria was also detected.”We tried hard but she passed away due to multi-organ failure,” a spokesperson of the hospital said.In recent times, there have been a number of cases of deaths due to alleged negligence at private hospitals in the city. In case of death of Sanjoy Roy at Apollo Gleneagles hospital in February 2017, the West Bengal Medical Council had gone to the extent of suspending licences of two doctors of the hospital for six months.Days before Roy’s death, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had pulled up various private hospitals and nursing homes for their alleged high hospital charges/fees. Out of 2,088 hospitals and nursing homes, 70 were issued showcause notices in Kolkata and 33 had their licences cancelled.last_img