PATNA: A premiere medical institute in Bihar has come under fire after it diagnosed a 77-year-old man with “uterus” and then also began treatment on the basis of false report, almost playing with his life.
Dr Shashi Bhushan Mishra, an Ayurvedic doctor from Morva village in Samastipur district, was admitted to the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna recently with prostate problem.
Subsequently, he was referred to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna for his better treatment.
During his treatment, the medicine department advised the patient to go for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test.
The report, however, found him with uterus stating, “uterus in abnormal size…”, media reports said.
What was strange, on the basis of this report, the doctor also begun his treatment and prescribed for three costly injections without giving a proper look at his report.
The patient’s condition deteriorated soon after getting inspection. Subsequently, his family members consulted some private doctors and showed them the report. It was then that the blunder could be noticed.
“A normal man doesn’t have uterus,” said a doctor, looking at the report.
According to him, the patient may have been wrongly given the MRI report of a woman and the doctors treating him should have checked it properly before going ahead with the treatment on the basis of the report.
Thanks to the timely action, the patient is alive now.