Hubby deserts woman whose kidneys were ‘stolen’ by private hospital in Bihar
PATNA: Muzaffarpur woman Sunita Devi has suffered a double whammy. After the doctors removed both her kidneys fraudulently at a local private nursing home four months back, Sunita’s husband has deserted her at this critical juncture when she needed his support the most.
Lying on the bed at the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital ,SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur, the 38-year-old woman, who is surviving on regular dialysis, just keeps on sobbing inconsolably, holding her three little children in arms and staring at a bleak future. One of her children was seen sleeping on the bed allotted to her as she spoke to the local media, narrating her horrific tale.
According to media reports, her husband Alku Ram had heated discussions with Sunita over some issues on Saturday after which he assaulted her and then fled the scene, leaving their three children with the mother.
Bola ki tora se jivan hamara na chaltau…tora se hamara kuchho na ab chalewala (he told me his life can’t go smoothly in her company anymore. You are good for nothing),” the hapless woman told the media, wiping tears rolling down her cheeks.
“He also told me that he doesn’t care whether I stay alive or die and left all the children with me,” Sunita said, adding her life had been very harsh so far as she herself had to take care of her children. “I don’t know if I will survive. My life has already turned into a hell,” she lamented.
SKMCH superintendent Dr BS Jha said he had no information about the woman patient having been deserted by her husband. “Moreover, we are concerned only about the treatment of the patients admitted and not with their families,” he explained.
Head of medicine department, Dr AA Mumtaz, under whose treatment the woman remains, said her condition still remains critical as she has to undergo dialysis every alternate day. “She is unable to find any donor so far,” he said.
The victim had gone to a private clinic for treatment of her uterus infection in September last year when both her kidneys were fraudulently stolen by the doctors who operated upon her. As she continued suffering from stomach pain and her condition deteriorated after the operation, she was rushed to the SKMCH where she was told by the attending doctors after the tests that both her kidneys were “missing”.
She was later shifted to IGIMS, Patna, but after her treatment there for a few days, she was sent back to SKMCH.