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Death at Jaslok: Police probing negligence charge

Even a week after a 21-year-old girl with blood cancer lost her life allegedly because of negligence on the part of the doctors at Jaslok Hospital in south Mumbai, the police have not registered a case.

mumbai Updated: Dec 15, 2011 02:37 IST
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Even a week after a 21-year-old girl with blood cancer lost her life allegedly because of negligence on the part of the doctors at Jaslok Hospital in south Mumbai, the police have not registered a case.

“This is a rather complicated case. We will file a complaint against the party concerned once we have all the documents and evidence at hand,” said senior inspector Sanjay Diwadkar of Gamdevi police station.

“The matter is under police investigation and we wont be able to comment on the case right now,” said Dr S Mohanty, medical director, Jaslok Hospital.

Deepti Makhijani, who was an employee at Google India in Hyderabad, was diagnosed with blood cancer on August 9 and was undergoing chemotherapy at Jaslok Hospital. Her parents alleged that she was given blood from the wrong group causing her death on December 8. The reason cited by the hospital was complete organ failure.

“Her blood group was A+. But she was transfused with blood of the B+ group on October 5. She suffered serious body pain after the transfusion. But the doctors neglected her condition and increased the dose of painkillers and antibiotics,” alleged Narendra Makhijani, Deepti’s father.

Makhijani, a businessman residing in Breach Candy, said “I have submitted Deepti’s medical reports, the apology letter from Jaslok Hospital and other medical documents to the police.”