Doctor held for medical negligence

Doctor held for medical negligence

The Peenya police have taken Dr Purad alias Muttu of a private hospital into custody, following a patient’s death due to his alleged negligence. He is booked under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence). 

Madhukumar, 30, of Kammagondi, was admitted to the hospital after he complained of severe shoulder pain. Dr Purad attended to Kumar and gave him a pain killer injection and tablet. He was taken back home later, said a police officer.

Sometime later, Kumar complained of giddiness, vomiting and fell unconscious. He was immediately rushed back to the same hospital. The doctors declared him dead on arrival, said the police.

His family members staged a protest, alleging that the doctor’s negligence claimed Kumar’s life. They demanded a stern action against the hospital staff. 

Dr Manjunath, Medical Superintendent of Ravi Kirloskar Hospital said Madhukumar visited the hospital complaining right shoulder pain with no other symptoms. 

“The patient was administered Diclofenac (pain killer) injection to ease the pain. He had no anaphylactic reaction (life-threatening type of allergic reaction to a drug). But, the patient died after nearly an hour of administering the injection. So the reason for death could be either heart attack or a respiratory problem. 

There has been no reported cases of patients dying after being given Diclofenac drug.

However, we are awaiting post-mortem reports of the patient,” he added. 

Dr Purad, an MBBS graduate, has been working in the hospital for the past one year and this is the first time such a case has been reported against him and the hospital.

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