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Amputee doc accuses colleagues of negligence

india Updated: Nov 12, 2006 17:38 IST

A DOCTOR who has had to get his right leg amputated due to gangrene has accused two doctors of Hamidia Hospital of negligence leading to his state.

“My right leg was amputated due to gangrene at the Shubham Hospital in 2005 only because of the negligence of Dr A K Chaurasia and Dr Krishnanand, both of Hamidia Hospital,” the victim Dr K K Dwivedi (MD) told reporters at a press conference here on Monday.

He said he had developed acute pain in his back and legs on June 18, 2005, while being posted as a medical officer at Pachor in Rajgarh district.

When he informed the district’s CMO about his condition, the latter referred Dr Dwivedi to Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal. Dr Dwivedi stated Dr A K Chaurasia in the Hamidia Hospital examined him.

“Dr Chaurasiya administered me a painkiller without making any preliminary examinations,’’ Dr Dwivedi complained. However, Dr Dwivedi’s right leg stopped functioning and went numb by the next day.

Dr Dwivedi said Dr Krishnanand came to him and told him that he would be shifted from Hamidia Hospital to another hospital. The same night he was shifted to Chirayu Hospital.

It was there that doctors told Dr Dwivedi his leg had developed gangrene and it was imperative to amputate the limb to prevent the infection spreading to other parts of the body.

Subsequently, he was admitted to Shubham Hospital and the right leg was cut off from the middle of his thigh on June 21. Dr Dwivedi has alleged gross negligence on the part of doctors attending him at Hamidia Hospital.

He has also alleged indifferent attitude of senior health department officials and Hamidia Hospital authorities towards his state.

“My wife has been running from pillar to post requesting authorities to take necessary action against the negligent doctors but to no avail,” Dr Dwivedi lamented.

“The doctors who mismanaged my case should be booked for gross medical negligence while I should be paid due compensation for the irreparable loss,” Dr Dwivedi asserted.

He said he had lodged a complaint with the police but no action was taken on it.