Dead boy's dad seeks life ban on doctor
Following the Karnataka Medical Council’s decision on October 25 to suspend the licence of Dr Raghavendra, anaesthetist at Ananya Health Care ENT and Dental Hospital, HSR Layout, for medical negligence, K S Lokesh, the father of the deceased boy Sireesh has expressed disappointment.
“The punishment is not enough for the person who caused my child’s death. He must be awarded life ban,” demanded Lokesh.
Lokesh told Express: “The doctor has the option of approaching Medical Council of India or High Court to challenge this verdict. We are sure he will do that and soon start practising as if nothing happened. But we will not keep quiet.”
Dr K Ramadev, member of the committee constituted by the KMC to look into the case said the Council can a issue warning, suspend his licence and award life ban depending on the nature of negligence.
Case in a Nutshell
Three-year-old Sireesh was admitted at Ananya Health Care ENT and Dental Hospital for root canal treatment. The boy died due to an alleged overdose of anaesthesia administered at the dental clinic here on February 7 this year. The victim’s father Lokesh, who owns a liquor boutique, claimed that the doctors never explained the procedures performed on his son that led to his death. The enraged relatives thrashed paediatric dentist Dr Ravi Raj and anaesthetist Dr Raghavendra. Later, a complaint was filed with Madiwala police. Dr Raj and Dr Raghavendra filed a counter complaint.