Israeli woman dies in Rajasthan hospital, case lodged

May 30th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS  

Udaipur, May 29 (IANS) A case has been lodged against the administration of a private hospital in this Rajasthan city after a 34-year-old Israeli died while undergoing a caesarean delivery, police said Sunday.

Avishag Ariel, who was living in Udaipur for the past six years after marrying a local resident, was allegedly injected a contaminated anaesthetic, police said, citing her family members.

The family members alleged that the injection had a lethal reaction in her body, leading to her death.

According to police Inspector Dinesh Singh, the woman lived with her husband, Rajendra Singh, in the Chandpole area of the city, some 400 km from Jaipur.

“The couple alreasy had a child. In the second pregnancy, she was admitted at Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital Saturday night,” he said.

“The family members say that she was in good health before the hospital doctors administered her anesthesia. Her condition suddenly deteriorated and she died before delivering the baby,” he added.

The family members gathered in the hospital and shouted slogans. They later lodged a complaint with the police.

“We have registered the FIR against hospital doctors for negligence leading to death of the woman,” said the officer.

He added that the woman had temporary visa permits which she used to extend after expiration of the earlier stay limit.

“The post-mortem is being conducted. We have informed the Israel embassy and after their arrival, the body will be handed over to them,” said the officer.

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