Court notices to five doctors for patient’s death

May 6th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A city court Tuesday issued notices to five doctors and the administration staff of Sunder Lal Jain Hospital for alleged medical negligence that led to the death of a patient, a doctor himself. Additional Sessions Judge Pratibha Rani issued the notices to the five doctors and hospital administration returnable May 20.

The notices were issued after Murari Lal Goel, the father of the doctor who died, moved a revision petition challenging the court’s earlier order acquitting the doctors of all charges.

The doctor, Subhash Goel, was admitted to Sunder Lal Jain Hospital Feb 5, 1997, and died the next morning.

Murari Lal then filed a case of medical negligence.

The charge-sheet was filed against Vivek Baniyal, and the court issued notices to him and four other doctors - Y.P. Munjal, V.K. Bindal, Rajesh Gupta and Chandra Prakash.

A witness, Shyama Gupta, in her statement said the doctor on duty had advised echo test on Goel, which was to be done by Rajesh Gupta. But, she said, Gupta did not turn up despite being called several times.

Shyama Gupta, herself a doctor, said no cardiologist was present at the hospital at that time and Bindal admitted Goel in the Cardiac Care Unit, where he died due to lack of attention.

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