Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 12
A 16-year-old boy, Vansh, of Mukerian (Hoshiarpur), who met with an accident and admitted to a non-public hospital, Guardian Hospital, died barely half an hour after he was administered an injection by a doctor who was allegedly in an inebriated situation right here on Monday night.
As quickly because the relations of the sufferer got here to know that the doctor was drunk, excessive drama was witnessed on the hospital because the sufferer’s kin began beating up the doctor and known as the police.
The police on Tuesday registered a case in opposition to the doctor of the hospital who reportedly gave fallacious therapy to the kid in an inebriated state.
Police investigation revealed that the accused, Dr Jitendra, who was treating the affected person, was drunk. The severe lapse in the course of the responsibility hours was additionally confirmed in the medical examination carried out by the police on Monday night time on the Civil Hospital. A case underneath Section 304 (culpable murder) of the IPC has been registered in opposition to the doctor.
SHO, Police Division 6, Inspector Sukhjit Singh, mentioned the case was registered following the statements of the sufferer’s relations. The alcohol check was carried out on the doctor on the Civil Hospital final night time after the accusations of the relations, the report of which got here again constructive, added the SHO.
The sufferer was admitted to the hospital located close to Milkbar Chowk in Model Town at round 6.30pm. Chander Kumar, father of the sufferer, said that his son had met with an accident in which a college bus was concerned.
Following the accident, he was rushed to a hospital in Mukerian, the place medical doctors additional referred him to Guardian Hospital in Jalandhar. Vansh had acquired grievous accidents round his ribs.
His relations additional alleged that their son died because of the negligence of the doctor and hospital workers. They alleged that Vansh died after the doctor injected him a fallacious dose. The infuriated relations additionally thrashed hospital workers. After they blocked the highway, the police reached the spot to take management of the state of affairs. When issues appeared to exit of hand, the police took the doctor for the medical examination.
The SHO said that investigation was underway in opposition to the doctor. Action could be taken accordingly in opposition to him if the cost of medical negligence is proved in opposition to him.