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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Three-year ban on Gurgaon doctor for negligence

The Medical Council of India had conducted an investigation following a negligence complaint by a Gurgaon resident

gurgaon Updated: May 31, 2017 22:36 IST
Ipsita Pati
Ipsita Pati
Hindustan Times
The doctor practised at Lotus Hospital in Sector 12, Gurgaon.
The doctor practised at Lotus Hospital in Sector 12, Gurgaon.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has banned a Gurgaon-based doctor from practising for three years because of negligence, Indian Medical Association (IMA) officials said on Wednesday.

The decision came following a complaint by Gurgaon resident Bhim Sharma against Dr Umesh Gupta of Lotus Hospital in Sector 12. According to Sharma, on February 5, 2011, he met with an accident in Nilokheri village in Uttar Pradesh and was admitted to Lotus Hospital where Dr Gupta, consultant and head of laparoscopic surgery, treated him.

Sharma was discharged from the hospital on February 11, but on February 19 he had to be admitted again in a critical condition, he said. He added that he was discharged on February 27 after being given two units of blood and plasma.

However, as his condition did not improve, he got admitted to another private hospital in the city where the doctors found that his intestine was damaged and now he has to get blood transfusion every four months, Sharma alleged.

The IMA members, who are part of the MCI, said the ban has been imposed after the council’s investigation found that Dr Gupta was at fault. “The ban has been imposed and the doctor is free to go to the high court. He is at fault,” said Sanjay Narula, secretary, IMA, Gurgaon.

The MCI committee has also forwarded a letter in this regard to secretary, health, government of Haryana and district magistrate, Gurgaon.

Dr Gupta said that he will approach the high court. “I have not received the letter regarding the ban yet. It is a legal process and this is an unlawful decision. Earlier, the Haryana government board of doctors had investigated the matter and given me a clean chit. They had termed the entire process as an error of judgement.”

First Published: May 31, 2017 22:36 IST