Hospital doctors, staff booked for negligence after patient dies

Oct 16, 2013, 02:47 IST | A Correspondent

Family members of 60-year-old patient have accused two doctors and other hospital staff of medical negligence, following which police booked them under section 304A of IPC

Koregaon Park police have booked two doctors and other support staff of Jehangir hospital after medical negligence allegations were levelled against them.

Vishwas Bhanudas Kadam
Victim of apathy? Vishwas Bhanudas Kadam (60), was admitted to Jehangir hospital on Saturday evening, and died the following morning

Family members of the patient have alleged that the doctors were responsible for the death of Vishwas Bhanudas Kadam (60), who was admitted in the hospital for cardiac treatment.

The doctors have been identified as Dr Pratik Kumar and Dr Duggal, and their assistants. Vishwas, a resident of Parvati, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, and was advised by doctors to undergo an emergency operation.

“Vishwas was earlier admitted to Global hospital in Dattawadi on Wednesday. His condition had stabilised and he was advised to undergo an angioplasty operation.

Accordingly, he was admitted to Jehangir hospital on Saturday evening. We deposited Rs 1.81 lakh for the surgery as per the doctor’s instructions. However, they did not perform the operation citing technical reasons,” said Datta Kadam, a relative of the deceased.

“Meanwhile, on Sunday early morning, Vishwas started feeling uneasy and died after some time. Neither the doctors nor their staff paid heed to our requests for immediate medical attention on the same morning,” Datta said.

The Koregaon park police said they had filed a case against the doctors and their staff under section 304A (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. Assistant Police Inspector Jatak is investigating the case.

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