Alleged medical negligence kills girl

A case of alleged negligence by a doctor claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl on Saturday.

Published: 07th October 2013 09:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2013 09:45 AM   |  A+A-

A case of alleged negligence by a doctor claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl on Saturday.

S Chandni was a fifth standard student at Government Urdu School at Annasandrapalaya in HAL police station limits.

Iliyas Pasha, a relative of her family, said she had suffered a head injury at her school following a bout of fits some time ago. At 1 pm on Saturday, the girl was taken to Dr Mohammed Anees Pasha’s Health Care Polyclinics for treatment in this connection. She was administered a drip and was given an injection. At 7 pm, the girl developed some complications, and the doctor asked them to shift her to Manipal Hospital, he added.

Doctors at Manipal Hospital declared that she was brought dead. The body was later taken to Bowring Hospital for post-mortem and the report will be received in two days, the relative            said.

“Just before being taken to the clinic my girl was happy and I gave her ‘khichdi’. After she was administered an injection, she developed a complication and died in front of me. The doctor did not tell us that she died, but asked us to take her to another hospital,” said the girl’s mother Shaheena.

The victim’s father Syed Babu said they are poor and he has managed to send his three daughters to school by selling vegetables on a push cart.

“Last night, the doctor’s family approached us and asked us not to take the matter to the authorities and offered `1 lakh. But I want him to be punished, if he is out someone else may die,” said Babu.

“The clinic is locked,” said an officer from HAL police.

A case was registered with HAL police station and an investigation is on. A police officer said that they have received a complaint from the family members and the inquiry is pending as the doctor has gone missing.

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