New Delhi: For the first time, a laboratory at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has been named after a nurse who died at the premier hospital due to alleged medical negligence.
The bronchoscopy laboratory was named after nurse Rajbir Kaur. The lab was opened in February, an AIIMS official said.
As some complications developed, doctors decided to perform a cesarean section on Kaur. However, she lost her baby and was put on life support and eventually died.
AIIMS ordered a probe which revealed that no anaesthesiologist was present during the cesarean section and arrived late and the procedure was performed by a junior resident who didnt have enough training to deal with such cases.
According to a senior AIIMS official, Kaur was popular among colleagues and doctors and thus it was decided to name the laboratory after her.
Kaurs death had sparked off protests by the nursing union and led to suspension and termination of some doctors.