Bengal minor’s arm amputated, kin calls it ‘medical negligence’

Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) The family of a minor whose arm had to be amputated following an infection, on Monday protested at a primary healthcare centre in West Bengal, accusing the authorities of medical negligence.
Farzana was brought to the Muradih Block Primary Healthcare Centre in Purulia district on January 30 with a stomach ache.
“The doctor didn’t even properly examine her. He gave an injection and prescribed a medication. Later on, the arm turned black. We went to consult experts from Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, and were told that nothing could be done as the infection had spread,” Farzana’s father said.
Her left arm was eventually operated upon and amputated below the elbow at a hospital in Chennai.
The girl’s father demanded strict punishment for the doctor and the nurse, as the rest of his family and neighbours staged a demonstration outside the healthcare centre.

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