Sunday, 4 May 2008

MRSA kills mother in hospital with ear infection

The family of a 39-year-old mother has spoken out after she was admitted to hospital with an ear infection, then died after contracting MRSA.
Shakuntala Pancholi, a civil servant, had developed the infection after routine surgery.
She was admitted to hospital but died from multi-organ failure 16 days later.
An inquest earlier this week ruled that she died of natural causes and yesterday her husband Suresh, 51, said: "She went into hospital with an ear infection, which is not life-threatening and then suddenly she is in a critical condition."

By Nick Britten
Last Updated: 2:14AM BST 03/05/2008