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Court appoints AIIMS team

delhi Updated: May 13, 2009 23:18 IST
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The Delhi High Court has constituted a team of medical experts to examine a report against the doctors in Safdarjung Hospital in a case of alleged medical negligence.

An eleven month-old boy's leg was amputated due to the alleged negligence by doctors at Safdarjung Hospital in January 2007.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice Sanjiv Khanna constituted a team consisting of the Head of the Department of Orthopaedic, AIIMS or his nominee and J S Arora, Surgeon, and directed them to examine the papers besides the patient and submit their opinion within five weeks.

The Bench's order came after the ACMM submitted a report with no firm

finding over the issue of medical negligence by the doctors.

"On one hand, it is stated that no definite finding can be given with regard to medical negligence but at the same time it is stated that there was some lack of skill or medical acumen in applying hip spice or diagnosing the condition of the child patient at the time of his discharge on January 16, 2007," the Bench observed.

Taking a suo motu cognisance over the reported story of the boy after he was admitted to Safdarjung hospital due to a fall and pain, the Delhi High Court had directed ACMM to conduct an enquiry and examine the reports relating to the treatment of the boy.