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Police grill Apollo docs

india Updated: Jun 22, 2006 13:09 IST
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After interrogating three senior doctors on Tuesday, who attended on Rahul Mahajan, Delhi Police Police are all set to question Apollo Hospital chief Pratap Reddy and his aide Raji Chandru on Thursday.

The police continued quizzing doctors and staffers in connection with the sensational Rahul Mahajan drug abuse case in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Internal medicine specialist Prasad Rao, who headed the five-member team, hospital's director of medical services Anupam Sibal, and Mukund Pandey were quizzed in detail about the line of treatment given to Rahul, police sources said.

The sources said, "Police want to know whether Rahul's condition at the time of his admission in the hospital in the wee hours of June 2 warranted ventilator support and why was he kept in the ICU for over four days."

They are also seeking detailed answers on the various medical tests conducted on Rahul, his condition during his stay in the ICU and the type of food he had during the period.

Earlier the investigators had claimed that "the vital parameters of Rahul at the time of his admission did not warrant ventilator support and it was done at the behest of the hospital top brass."

They are planning to interrogate all employees involved, directly or indirectly, in providing treatment to Mahajan Junior and have so far quizzed over 25 doctors and staffers out of the nearly 50-odd summoned by them.

An FIR was registered against Apollo on June 9 for giving false information to police officials in the case, a day after a city court directed it to take action against the premier private hospital.

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