FIR filed against govt doctor accused of 'medical negligence'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2015 13:18 IST

The state suspended a government doctor of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, and set up an inquiry against him on Tuesday, after an FIR accusing him of death of a patient due to negligence was registered at the Vibhuti Khand police station.

The patient, Shivam Shukla, died on Monday, hours after Dr AK Srivastava operated on him to remove gall bladder stones from the 21-year-old. Srivastava had ignored service rules by conducting the operation in a private hospital instead of a government facility.

The chief medical officer has cancelled the registration of the private hospital, Surgical Centre, where Srivastava had operated the patient.

Vinod Mishra, station officer, Vibhuti Khand police station, said the deceased’s father had lodged a FIR against the doctor over the matter.

The complainant accused the doctor of medical negligence that led to his son’s death.

The SO said medical authorities had been informed about the FIR, as a medical panel would first need to investigate the accusation before any criminal proceedings could be initiated against the doctor.

Senior officials of health directorate said the doctor was suspended with immediate effect and a three-member committee headed by director (administration) of health directorate, Ritu Maheshwari would conduct an inquiry into the case.

Two other members of the committee were Dr Sadananad of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hospital and Dr MK Gupta of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

On Monday, Shivam, who was preparing for competitive exams, was operated by Dr AK Srivastava after he complained about having severe pain in his abdomen.

His family members alleged that the doctor advised them to have the operation done in a private hospital, as it would yield better results.

Shivam was admitted to the private hospital, where the operation was done. But one of the major veins snapped, resulting in internal bleeding which could not be controlled in the private hospital.

Shivam was brought to the Lohia hospital and was kept on a ventilator before he died.

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