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IG crime told to probe medical negligence case in J&K

In an incident of alleged medical negligence at district hospital Poonch, the Jammu and Kashmir State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the police to register a case and conduct an enquiry.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2009 14:45 IST

In an incident of alleged medical negligence at district hospital Poonch, the Jammu and Kashmir State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) has directed the police to register a case and conduct an enquiry.

Ruling on a complaint filed by one Abdul Shabum of Loren village of Poonch district, the SCDRC headed by Justice (retd) G D Sharma and member B L Saraf directed IG (Crime and Railways) on Thursday to investigate the hospital for alleged fabrication of the public record, interference with the administration of justice and perjury.

In the complaint, Shabum had said that he was afflicted with a severe abdominal pain on November 1, 2001 and got himself admitted to the hospital. On the next day, he was operated upon and on November 5, 2001 he felt that his right leg was not functioning normally and this new ailment was immediately brought to the notice of concerned doctors.

The complaint claimed that Shabum had made repeated requests to the doctors attending him to do something about his leg but nothing was done. Subsequently, Shabum, who is the only breadwinner of the family, alleged that the doctors carried out another operation without even taking his or his family's permission and amputated his leg.

Claiming that this was a case of medical negligence which has crippled him for life, Shabum has demanded compensation of Rs seven lakh in his complaint.

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