Uttar Pradesh: Authorities here sealed Sparsh Hospital in the Shalimar Garden area pending an inquiry launched in the wake of the death of a 30-year-old man during a kidney stone removal surgery. A four-doctor committee has been constituted to check the validity of the documents on which the hospital was being run as well as medical degree of the doctors.
A fortnight ago, doctors had operated on a man named Rohit for gall bladder stone and discharged him, but with swelling appearing in his legs, he was admitted again to the same hospital on Monday afternoon. This time, doctors operated on his kidney to remove the stone during the course of which the patient died, his family complained.
The Chief medical officer Dr Bhavtosh Shankdhar told PTI that the committee would investigate if the death had been caused by medical negligence and legal action would be taken accordingly.
Earlier, the father of the patient in his police complaint alleged that his son had died at 4 pm on Monday but the doctors concealed the fact from the family. ACP Sahibadad Bhaskar Rao said the complaint was forwarded to the CMO for further investigation.
On Tuesday morning, residents of the colony gathered outside the hospital and blocked the traffic. They also manhandled the hospital staff, including doctors. Afraid of a beating, they locked themselves inside a room in the hospital. Action will be taken against the doctors who performed the surgery if their credentials are found wanting, the ACP said.