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Another blot on Fortis hospital; police arrest doctors for medical negligence

Posted: Apr 13, 2018     By City Spidey

People’s faith on top hospitals has already gone for toss after repeated cases of medical negligences reported in Delhi-NCR. Now, it has received further dent with the Gurugram police arresting two senior doctors of Fortis Hospital in Sector 44 on Friday for the untimely death of a 51-year-old woman.

Seema Ghai died of sudden cardiac arrest in last May.

A special investigation team which was probing the case found evidence of medical negligence against Dr Suryanarayan Murty and Dr Vajja Nagaraju. The team was led by Inspector Gaurav Phogat.

The police informed that both the doctors will be produced in local court in afternoon.

On the complaint of victim’s husband, Mukesh Ghai, the police registered the case against four doctors of the Fortis Hospital on February 20 under section 304 of the IPC at Sushant Lok police station.

After Ghai’s complaint, the case was referred to the medical board. They submitted their report after investigating the matter.

The board’s report revealed startling details about the incident. It said that Seema died because of delay in administration of emergency medicines. They found laxity on the part of the doctors-in-charge.

At the time of registration of the case, Fortis hospital had stated that they will cooperate and assist with the investigating agency, and also expressed regret on the death of the patient.

The complainant, Mukesh Ghai, is an additional general manager in RITES Ltd, a Gurugram based PSU, and he said in his complaint that no medicine was administrated to his wife between 1.35 am to 9 am on May 12, which led to her death.

“My wife suffered a cardiac arrest at 4.20 am and she was shifted to ICU but no doctors accompanied her”, he had said in his complaint to the police.

The death took place at 9.48 am but the doctors told him that she was recovering.

 “The two doctors have been arrested by the SIT for medical negligence. They will be produced in court in the afternoon”, said Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurugram police.

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