The Nakodar city police on Wednesday night arrested a woman doctor of a private hospital on the charge of causing death due to negligence. Station house officer Subash Arora said that the doctor has been identified as Sunita Bhalla of Bhalla hospital here.
Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Talwandi Bharo village, complained to the police that his sister Kuldeep Kaur, a resident of Khokhewal village in Phillaur, was admitted at the hospital for delivery on September 21. He said the victim delivered a male child following a minor operation conducted by doctor Sunita Bhalla with another woman doctor.
Singh said in his complaint that his sister started bleeding profusely after delivery. He said his sister was referred to the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PINS) Jalandhar along with an attendant, but she was denied admission at the institute.
Narrating the incident, he said Kuldeep Kaur was rushed to the DMC Ludhiana where she succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. He said he lost his sister due to sheer negligence on the part of doctor Sunita.
The SHO said a case under section 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC has been registered against the accused who was released on bail. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after post-mortem.
Earlier, on Wednesday family members and relatives of the deceased had demonstrated in front of the hospital demanding registration of a case against the woman doctor.