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ICU deaths: Rajindra medical college principal orders probe

punjab Updated: May 03, 2015 19:51 IST
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Principal of the Rajindra medical college and hospital has ordered an inquiry into the death of two women, who passed on just hours after being shifted to the intensive care unit following their surgeries.

KD Singh told HT on Sunday that a team of three senior doctors from the surgery and anesthesia departments will see if there was any laxity on part of the doctors or the other medical staff.

Families of Ranjit Kaur , 41, a resident of Patiala, and Jaswinder Kaur, 30, a native of Boran village near Nabha, have alleged that the women died due to negligence by the hospital staff, including doctors.

While Ranjit’s family alleged she died due to an overdose of anesthesia and did not wake up after her gallbladder removal surgery, Jaswinder’s said the heart patient died after an injection failed.

The medical college principal KD Singh said he has yet to get the details of the deceased, but added that detailed investigation will be carried out to see whether there was any negligence by doctors and the other staffers.

“We are waiting for formal postmortem reports, which would be prepared the board of doctors who conducted the postmortem,” he said.

“Strict action will be taken if any negligence is detected,” Singh added.