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PGI completes probe, without taking version of Anupama's kin

chandigarh Updated: Jul 27, 2012 21:59 IST
Vishav Bharti

The inquiry committee constituted by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to probe into the death of school girl Anupama submitted its report on Friday but stated the version of just its "own people".

According to the institute's spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar, the inquiry report was submitted on Friday to PGIMER director Dr YK Chawla. However the inquiry committee didn't call anyone from the deceased's family to listen to their side of the story.

After Anupama's death the family had alleged that she first lost her leg due to the delay in treatment and subsequently lost her life as she was not given the required treatment on time.

Following her death on Wednesday, PGIMER director Dr YK Chawla marked an inquiry under the chairmanship of Dr Rajinder Singh, head, general surgery department to ascertain "treatment and the cause of the Anupama's death on Thursday.

The other members included Dr MS Dhillon, head, orthopedics department, Dr NK Tewari of neurosurgery and Dr RK Sharma of the hospital administration. The committee was asked to submit its report within 48 hours.

But from the very beginning, the PGIMER administration has remained on a slippery ground.

Initially, when PGIMER director marked inquiry, he included two members to the committee, who were not even present in the city and then replaced them with two new members. The third member Dr Mandeep Singh Dhillon is head of the orthopaedics department due to the alleged negligence of which the tragedy happened.

When contacted Manju Wadwalkar, spokesperson of the institute said, "It was an internal inquiry report, so there was no need to call her family."