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Court asks hospital to explain amputation of child's leg

The Delhi HC has asked state-run Safdarjung hospital to explain the shocking story of medical negligence that led to a one-year-old child having his foot amputated.
UNI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2007 03:38 PM IST

The Delhi High Court has asked state-run Safdarjung hospital to explain the shocking story of medical negligence that led to a one-year-old child having his foot amputated.

Taking suo motu cognisance of a newspaper report, a division bench of Justice TS Thakur and SN Agrawal asked the Hospital and the Union Government to file their replies by August 3 on Jai, whose leg had been amputed because of alleged midical negligence.

The court also appointed Jubeda Begum, an advocate, to assist the court in the matter. A newspaper here had reported that due to alleged negligence by the the doctors at the orthopaedic Department in the Hospital, the right leg of Jai had to be amputated on March 5.

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