Doc couple booked for negligence after women forest guard's death
Following death of a woman forest guard after she was administered injections, the police on Saturday booked a local doctor couple on the charges of medical negligence.
Notably, the patient, Asgari, who was posted in Kolar forest beat of Nahan forest division had come for treatment to the Dr Malan Clinic where Dr Renu Malan advised her to undergo HSG test at Him Medicare Centre, situated near district courts.
In a first-information report lodged by the victim's cousin Shabana, it was stated that since Asgari was issueless and was seeking treatment from Dr Renu Malan for the past few months, she had again gone to the Malan clinic along with her mother Akhtari Begum on Friday.
Shabana added that Asgari, after arriving in the town, had telephonically asked her to come to the Malan clinic. After reaching at the clinic she found that the patient had been taken to Him Medicare Centre. After depositing `2,000 fee, Dr Anita Sood reportedly administered an injection to Asgari. She fell unconscious and Dr Ravi Kant Sood allegedly administered another injection.
The complainant added that on seeing the deteriorating condition of the patient, she urged the doctor couple to rush her to zonal hospital but the doctor said treatment was being given to Asgari. After some time when the doctor couple noticed that patient's condition was fast deteriorating, Dr Ravi Kant Sood took her to zonal hospital in his private vehicle where doctors declared her dead.
The complainant further stated that Asgari had died after she was administered injection and due to the negligence of the doctor couple.
Confirming this, Superintendent of police Ramesh Chhajta said after the complaint of the victim's cousin a case has been registered under Sections 304-A and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. The body has been sent for post mortem at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla.