The city police took four years to lodge a case against a doctor who had allegedly administered an injection to a patient on October 7, 2010, which led to his death.
The deceased, Brij Mohan, 48, a resident of Sironj in Vidisha district, was admitted to Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal after complaint of pain while taking breath. Later doctors informed him that he was suffering from some nasal disorder and had to undergo operation.
On October 7, 2010, before the operation, Brij Mohan was administrated an injection by surgeon SP Dubey. He later became unconscious but did not regain his consciousness even three hours after the operation.
When family members complained, the hospital management said Mohan needed more time to regain consciousness as he was physically weak. He was later shifted to ICU. However, when he did not gain consciousness even 24 hours after operation, his kin became tense. Later, the doctors declared him brought dead.
Mohan's members approached police and lodged a complaint. However, the police have registered a case under Section 304 (A) of IPC on Tuesday night, almost four years after the case. However, the accused is yet to be arrested. The police, however, said that they need time to investigate such cases as many tests were carried out at laboratory.
"We have to complete many formalities. It took time because we had to carry out several tests of medicines. The testing takes time. We cannot register case immediately without verifying facts," said town inspector of Talaiya Police station Salil Sharma.