Govt hospital doctor, nurse booked for medical negligence

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Last Updated on October 27, 2019 by The Health Master

Aurangabad: An FIR has been registered against a gynaecologist and a nurse of the Gangapur sub-district hospital, nearly three months after a 20-year-old woman he had operated upon died. 

The gynaecologist had allegedly left a cotton mop inside the abdomen of Tanushri Tupe on July 23 while carrying out a C-section on her. The woman died five days after delivering a baby boy. 

Tanushri later complained of of loose motions and vomiting. She was referred to the Government Medical College and Hospital(GMCH) on July 27 and died while undergoing treatment the following day. 

The immediate cause of death in the post mortem report was stated as ‘peritonitis in a case of lower segment Caesarean section.’ 

The gynaecologist was immediately suspended by the sub-district hospital medical superintendent for dereliction of duty. 

The woman’s father, Subhash Bhokre, approached the Gangapur police station to file a complaint against the doctor for medical negligence but he was told that a report of the medical committee was required.

A case was registered against the doctor and nurse under IPC sections 304 and 34 on October 19 after the submission of the report by the medical committee, said inspector M T Survase of the Gangapur police station. 

“After we received the report of the medical committee (headed by the district civil surgeon) on the case, we registered the FIR. We were busy in election duty. The doctor will be arrested in two to three days,” said Survase.

The complainant, Bhokre, however, expressed resentment over the fact that the doctor concerned continues to practice at his private hospital in Gangapur. “I have written to Maharashtra Medical Council, Mumbai, seeking cancellation of the doctor’s licence but no action has been taken so far,” he said.