Nurse at Fang Hospital uses Wrong Blood Type on Patient causing his Death

 | Tue 18 Jun 2013 13:21 ICT

CityNews – A nurse at Fang Hospital lately made a tragic mistake when giving the wrong blood type to a patient which ultimately ended in the death of the patient.

On 14th June, Phuping Police Station received a report from a doctor at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai explaining that a patient had died named Intha Dilok (62), who had been sent to Chiang Mai after the tragic mistake had been made at Fang District Hospital.

The police arrived at the hospital with the relatives of Intha to listen to the autopsy report, which stated that he had died from blood incompatibility.

One of the relatives of Intha, Nattharay, revealed that on 13th June his father-in-law had a serious backache. He was sent to hospital and checked, and the doctor told him that he had a Herniated Nucleus Pulposus. The doctor said Intha had to have surgery.

Police told the press that after the operation Intha had needed a lot of blood (type O). The nurse in charge of attending to Intha mistakenly gave him (type B) the wrong blood type which sent Intha into shock.

An incompatible blood transfusion will frequently end in death. It causes the immune system to attack the donated blood cells, causing them to burst.Some reactions are worse than others, and while some people have been successfully treated in the past, many have also died from the mistake. 

Intha was then sent to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai, but he died shortly after in the emergency room.

The family of the deceased, police say, are currently thinking about suing he hospital.