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Death of 22-year old woman: SKIMS denies negligence by docs, says ‘no blood mismatch’

Death of 22-year old woman: SKIMS denies negligence by docs, says ‘no blood mismatch’
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Srinagar: Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) Monday denied any negligence by its doctors in the death of a woman allegedly due to a blood ‘mismatch’.
The family members of the victim, 22-year old Mir Anjum, a resident of Srinagar’s Bemina, had accused that she was infused a “wrong” blood group instead of O positive.
After the blood transfusion, Anjum had gone into coma and breathed her last on Thursday after remaining on ventilator for six days.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS DrFarooq Jan that there had been “no mismatch”.
“The patient was admitted as a case of ‘Hepatic Vein Cavernoma’ at the same time she was an anemic patient and was advised for transfusion,” Dr Jan said.
After the first “successful” blood transfusion on 29th March Dr Jan said that a second one was to be given on 30th.
However, later on, “the patient had some anaphylactic reaction and was treated for same and responded well and her condition was stable overnight,” he added.
“Then all of a sudden in the morning her blood pressure fell…and she died after remaining on ventilator for six days,” Dr Jan said.
Dr Jan further said that upon checking records samples of the patient, “there was not a single evidence of mismatch. Had that had happened, lab parameters would have shown. It was not any case of mismatch,” he said. (KNB)


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