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2 Fortis doctors booked for negligence after woman dies of cardiac arrest

By Nimrat Kaur -- April 13, 2018 1:56 pm

2 Gurgaon Fortis doctors arrested for ‘delay’ in giving patient medicine

After a delay in administration of emergency medicines, two senior doctors of Fortis Hospital in Haryana’s Gurgaon were arrested on Friday.

Due to which a 51-year-old woman died of cardiac arrest last year, police said.

Cardiologist Dr Suryanarayan Murty and Dr Vajja Nagaraju, emergency officer were found guilty of medical negligence, due to which the woman identified as Seema Ghai died on May 12 last year.

“They will be produced in a court in the afternoon,” Gurgaon Police spokesperson Ravinder Kumar said.

After the victim’s husband complaint, case against four doctors of the Fortis Hospital was registered on February 20 under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code at Sushant Lok police station.

Mukesh Ghai, the husband said in his complaint that no medicine was administrated to his wife between 1.35am to 9am on May 12, which led to her death.

“My wife suffered a cardiac arrest at 4.20am and she was shifted to the ICU but no doctors accompanied her,” he said in his complaint to the police.

The death took place at 9.48am even though the doctors told him that she was recovering.

The report submitted by the board proved crucial in the investigation as medical experts held that Seema, died due to a delay in administration of emergency medicines and found a laxity on part of the doctors treating her.

“The matter is subjudice. We are providing complete support to the authorities concerned,” a hospital spokesperson said.

-PTC News

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