Police books gynaecologist for ‘negligence’
Death of Foetus
GK NEWS NETWORK
Poonch, Jan 31: Police today booked a gynaecologist after the people staged a demonstration, accusing the medico of causing death of foetus due to “negligence” at District Hospital here.
Official sources said that police lodged a case (FIR No 9 of 2010) against Dr Shehnaz Bhati, posted as gynaecologist in district hospital Poonch under section FIR 304 A/ 166 RPC FIR No 9, 2010 after she was allegedly found negligent leading to the death of foetus on Saturday.
Large number of people staged demonstration outside the district hospital, this morning demanding strict action against the doctor, who allegedly refused to take a delivery case.
The protestors said that a woman, Shaheen Kousar wife of Gulzar Hussain of Bench, Poonch was admitted in District Hospital Poonch on Saturday afternoon with labour pains. The doctor was contacted, but she allegedly demanded money for operating the patient, which the family members of later was unable to pay, the protestor alleged.
“The patient remained in the hospital unattended for more than five hours”, husband of the woman said adding; “Surgeon Dr Vipan Kumar later performed caesarean and was able to save the mother only”.
The protestor further alleged that the lady doctor tried to save her skin by sending a leave application to the CMO in the evening hours.
Following the protest, the district administration constituted a panel of three doctors, which conducted post-mortem of the foetus.
When contacted, Additional Superintendent of Police Poonch, Tahir Bhat said the case for causing death due to negligence had been registered and investigation was in progress. “The accused doctor could not be arrested as she is undergoing treatment and was admitted in the hospital”, he said adding that police would conduct impartial investigation and the doctor, if found guilty, will be arrested.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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