The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Tuesday directed the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) to investigate and take necessary action in connection with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) deputy director general Jayant Bhuyan’s (58) death, allegedly due to medical negligence.
The council has been asked to act in six months.
The MCI acted on a complaint filed by Bhuyan’s family on September 25 against Dr Inder Singh Virdi and Dr Parvez Ahmed of Max Devki Devi Heart and Vascular Institute.
Bhuyan was admitted to the hospital for a heart bypass in September last year.
“Yes, we did receive the letter from MCI. The DMC disciplinary committee comprising five members will soon start investigation to establish the case of medical negligence,” said an official from DMC, on condition of anonymity.
A copy each of the family’s formal complaint and MCI’s directive to DMC is with HT.
Doctors at Max declared Bhuyan dead on October 6, 2008, two days after operating upon him.
The family alleged that he had died on October 4 itself due to overdose of oxygen.
Accordingly to the complaint filed by Ajant Bhuyan, Jayant’s brother, instead of a tube that supplies blood, a tube supplying oxygen was inserted in his aorta prior to actual the bypass surgery, which resulted in severe damage to his brain.
The family alleged that the hospital authorities did not immediately inform them about the negligence.
The Max authorities claimed they did not receive any intimation from any of the councils.
“We haven’t received any official notification from any of the medical councils as yet. If we do, we’ll be more than happy to comply, and cooperate in their investigation,” said Dr Parvez Ahmed, CEO & MD, Max Health Care.