Mumbai MRI death case | Freak mishap turns into blame game
Eyewitnesses to the freak accident at Nair Hospital on Saturday evening blame the carelessness of the hospital’s on duty staff for the mishap that claimed 30-year-old Rajesh Maru’s life. “It is mere carelessness of the on-duty doctors and technicians of the MRI section as they did not caution Maru about entering the MRI room with the oxygen cylinder,” said Nayan Jitiya, Maru’s relative.
Maru was accompanying his elder sister’s ailing mother-in-law, Laxmi Solanki, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital on January 26 for breathlessness. She was on oxygen support and was advised to get an MRI done. On Saturday, around 7.30 pm when Solanki was being taken for the MRI on a stretcher, Maru was holding an oxygen cylinder in his hand. They were accompanied by two other relatives. Maru’s body was later taken to JJ Hospital for a post-mortem.
Priyanka Solanki, who was with Maru at the time of the incident said, “We were told by the aaya (helper) to remove our ornaments. The ward boy said that the MRI machine is switched off so Maru could enter first to keep the oxygen cylinder and then help them take the patient into the room. The …read more