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PGI marks inquiry into Anupama's death

A day after getting flak from left, right and centre, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has marked an inquiry by a four member panel to look into the treatment provided to Anupama and the cause of her death.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 25, 2012 22:17 IST
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A day after getting flak from left, right and centre, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has marked an inquiry to look into the treatment provided to Anupama and the cause of her death.

Quoting an officer from the PGI director's office, a press release issued by the institute on Wednesday said that PGI director Dr YK Chawla had constituted a four-member inquiry committee to look into the death of Anupama, who was admitted in the advanced trauma centre.

The committee, headed by Dr Rajinder Singh, head, general surgery department, has been asked to submit its report within 48 hours. Its other members include Dr MS Dhillon, head, orthopaedics department, Dr SK Gupta of the department of neurosurgery and Dr Ashok Kumar from the administrative wing of the hospital, who is also the convener of the committee.

Anupama, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18 and a resident of Mauli Jagran Complex, was brought to the PGI on July 17 afternoon after her leg was crushed under the rear tyre of a CTU bus while she was on her way back home from school. She succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning.

The family alleged that Anupama was not given proper care at the advanced trauma centre. Her treatment was delayed, which led to amputation of her leg and then due to delay in the surgery, the infection spread to her entire body and developed into gas gangrene. The condition further led to sepsis and caused her death.

The PGI, however, said on Tuesday that the operation could not be done due to the rush of other patients who urgently required surgery.