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Woman's death: Panel finds negligence on part of managing patient

An inquiry committee of the civil hospital has found negligence on part of doctors' team in managing a patient, Rashi, who died after a surgery at Vardaan Infertility and Medical Research Centre in the first week of October.

punjab Updated: Nov 28, 2013 19:56 IST
HT Correspondent

An inquiry committee of the civil hospital has found negligence on part of doctors' team in managing a patient, Rashi, who died after a surgery at Vardaan Infertility and Medical Research Centre in the first week of October.


On the recommendations of the city police, the chief medical officer of the district had constituted a three-member medical board, including assistant civil surgeon, in the first week of October after Rashi's family alleged medical negligence on part of doctors of hospital.

Civil surgeon Dr RL Bassan said, "We have found some negligence on the part of managing the patient during the operation and a report would be given to police on Friday. He refused to divulge further details.

In October, Amit Sharma, a Phagwara-based advocate, had alleged that due to doctors' negligence, his wife Rashi's condition turned critical during an IVF treatment at Vardaan Infertility and Medical Research Centre. She died two days later and the family filed a complaint with police.

Amit said his wife was in the hospital to get her uterine septum removed and the first surgery was conducted on July 6 and she remained in the hospital till July 10. After a few weeks, she started complaining of pain and they again contacted the hospital, he said.

He said doctors operated upon his wife on September 30, but due to some complications she was referred to a super-specialty hospital. He alleged Vareesh Kumar, managing director of Vardaan Hospital, had told him that his wife was being taken to Johal Hospital as they lacked ICU facility to deal with the complications.

He alleged doctors at Johal Hospital had told him that Rashi was critical as she had suffered a cardiac arrest and pulmonary oedema and died after two days of treatment. The city police had booked Vareesh Kumar, managing director of Vardaan Infertility and Medical Research Centre, under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 15 of the Indian Medical Act.