A 34-year-old woman was injured while undergoing an Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan at a hospital in Raipur (capital city of the state
of Chhattisgarh in India) when an iron stretcher kept inside the MRI unit hit
her due to alleged negligence of doctors and radiographers.
Director of Medical Education and Commissioner Health
Services, Pratap Singh, told PTI that two doctors and as many radiographers at
the Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital have been suspended immediately following
a preliminary inquiry.
The incident occurred last Monday when the woman was being
taken out of the MRI machine and during the process, an iron stretcher kept
inside the room was pulled in towards the machine due to heavy magnetic field
around the machine, injuring the patient's head, Pratap Singh said.
A native of Mungeli district in Chhattisgarh, Ramkumari was
admitted in the hospital with serious spinal cord and abdomen injuries a month
According to the sources, medical staff in the MRI unit had
asked family members to take out the patient from the MRI machine and shift her
to the ward without informing them about use of objects near the machine.
They added that only plastic or wooden stretchers are
allowed inside MRI Unit and medical staff negligently left the patient there
without properly attending her. Soon after the accident the woman was shifted to
critical care unit and received stitches on her head.