Skip to comments.15-year-old schoolgirl died after 'doctor mistook tuberculosis for lovesickness'
Posted on 05/15/2012 2:22:23 PM PDT by Red Badger
A 15-year-old schoolgirl died of tuberculosis after her bungling GP claimed she was 'lovesick', an inquest heard.
Alina Sarag was seen by more than five doctors at four different hospitals but medics failed to detect the curable disease.
Her distraught parents even called her GP more than 50 times about their daughter's ailing condition over a four-and-a-half month period before her death on January 6 last year.
An inquest heard that her GP, Dr Sharad Shripadrao Pandit, accused her parents of "mollycoddling" her.
Shockingly, he even claimed her symptoms were brought on because she was 'lovesick'.
Her distraught father, Sultan Sarag, 43, broke down as he told Birmingham Coroner's Court: "The doctor said to her 'Did you meet someone on holiday? Are you missing him?'
"She found it very distressing he was suggesting she was lovesick for a boy.
"He said all the problems were in her head and she should see a psychiatrist or spiritual healer.
"When he said that in front of her it totally broke her heart.
"He said she was only doing it to keep me at the house nursing her.
"He [Dr Pandit] said 'It is because of you that she is making it up'.
"He said when she was younger my attitude had a detrimental effect on her.
"I was running around looking after her, nursing her.
"He said 'She's only doing that to keep you in the house so you don't go from there'.
"That's what his explanation was."
Mr Sarag also claimed Dr Pandit refused to test his daughter for TB.
He told the inquest: "He said, 'We don't need these tests, we are not going to get them done either.'
"As you tried to progress he just totally changed the subject."
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Alina Sarag died of tuberculosis after her GP claimed she was 'lovesick' Photo: Newsteam
Isn't Socialized Medicine, AKA OBAMACARE, wonderful?......
Wouldn’t a simply x-ray have cleared this up??
X-rays cost money, you know!
Or even cheaper, a TB skin test
Repeat after me....progressives know more than you do.
They finally did an x-ray, but said it was a ‘chest infection’.........
I just read the article - he refused to test her.
According to the article, the doctor refused to test her.
Heartbreaking. TB is NOT an easy way to die—
Coming to the USA if Omarxist has his way and the SCOTUS caves to his threats.
It does seem, however, based upon a very superficial reading of this report that the family physician screwed the pooch and the child paid the price.
Coming soon to America if Obama is re-elected.
Im pretty sure I would have gone postal on said “doctor”.
Did you see the part where her father is being treated for TB, a former classmate had TB, and the went to Pakistan recently on a trip? Add all that with her symptoms and it should have been a no brainer. A simple sputum test would have shown it immediately..........
Must be from Lancashire.............
Maybe and there’s a routine and cheap pin prick to test for it. All teachers used to have to get tested. My son had to get tested before going on some of his meds. Good grief.
Yes. Anyone living in close contact with a known TB patient needs to be treated with Rifampin prophylactically. This case is a crying shame and a tragedy.
There is no way this is a real MD...if it is, he should be jailed. No one could be that stupid..he did it purposely. I would look at murder charges.