PUNE: In a goof-up at a city hospital, a 33-year-old man, Sagar Gaikwad, was issued a false sonography report mentioning that ‘his uterus and both ovaries were normal’. Irked over the trauma caused by the report, Gaikwad underwent another sonography test several months later on the insistence of his friends and found that the first report was ‘false’.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Gaikwad said that he had a severe stomach ache on May 7 (Sunday). “After I met my family doctor, she referred me to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital for a sonography test. Since it was a Sunday, I was taken to the emergency section of the hospital for the test,” said Gaikwad.
Though he was an emergency patient, the radiologist kept him waiting for over an hour, alleged Gaikwad.
“I was waiting for the radiologist but she did not turn up. After I started complaining, a nurse called up the radiologist some 20 times and she came later. But she was very irritated as she had to visit the hospital on a Sunday. She conducted the test, issued a report and left in haste,” recalled Gaikwad.
After he showed the test results to his family doctor, she could not suppress her laughter. “I did not understand why my family doctor was laughing. It was because the report stated my uterus and two ovaries were normal,” he added.
Since May, Gaikwad did not reveal the results of the test conducted at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital to anyone till his friends insisted. “I was severely depressed and was feeling ashamed of myself,” he said.
“So, I confided to two of my close friends, who insisted that I must get another test done to address my anxiety. The results of the second test were normal,” said Gaikwad.
He alleged that he underwent trauma for several months due to the negligence by the radiologist at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. When contacted, Dr Dhananjay Kelkar, Medical Director of the hospital, said no complaint was filed by the patient with the hospital.
“If the patient discovered that the report was mentioning ‘uterus’, he should have come back to the hospital. Since May till date, he has not reported anything to us and now, he is going to the media. Hence, his intentions are suspicious. If the problem was reported to us, we would have checked what went wrong,” said Dr Kelkar.