Assam prof's relatives accuse hospital of negligence

Bangalore, Feb 12 Relatives of a professor in Assam University, who died while being treated at a leading hospital here, today alleged that the death had occurred due to negligence by staff, a charge denied by hospital authorities.

According to a complaint filed by the patient's relatives with the Ulsoor Police station, Robert Tiba, a Phd Scholar and a resident of Manipur, met with an accident on January 25 and was admitted to the hospital, where he was operated upon on January 27.

After gaining consciousness, he was "repeatedly administered some drugs", both orally and through injection without testing its effect on the patient, the complaint said, adding, the patient immediately reacted and slipped into a coma.

When the nurse on duty was informed, she said it was just a reaction to a drug that was administered.