Man blames doctor as wife dies after second operation

Apr 29, 2013, 01:36 IST | Sandip Kolhatkar

Claims surgeon confessed to injuring Urmila Chorage's intestines during tubectomy, wife died after she was shifted to the ICU following a corrective surgery

A 26-year-old woman who was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital for tubectomy (family planning surgery), died in the wee hours of yesterday.

Medical negligence? Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital where (inset) Urmila Chorage breathed her last after a corrective surgery

Her husband blamed negligence on the part of the surgeon as the cause of her death. The deceased was identified as Urmila Nitesh Chorage (26), a resident of Shivne in Uttamnagar.

Soon after Chorage’s death, her relatives ransacked the hospital and the police had to be called in to control the situation. Chorage’s relatives said a team of surgeons performed tubectomy on her on April 22 during which they injured her intestine. Later, a second operation was performed on Chorage to rectify the error.

“Dr Girish Godbole operated upon my wife on April 22. Soon after which she complained of acute pain and started vomiting. A checkup revealed that her intestines were injured during the operation,” said Chorage’s husband Nitesh.

Nitesh claimed Godbole confessed to him about injuring Urmila’s intestines during the surgery and offered to perform another operation to rectify the mistake.

Soon after the second operation Urmila was shifted to the ICU where she breathed her last in the wee hours of yesterday morning. Nitesh alleged that the family was informed about Urmila’s death at 3 am on Sunday.  

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