KOCHI: A two-member medical team constituted by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) on Monday visited the Government Medical College, Kalamassery, to investigate the recent death of a 25-year-old patient at the hospital, allegedly due to medical negligence.
The team, comprising Dr Prasanth Kumar and Dr Sasi Kumar from Kottayam Medical College, will be submitting their report to the Director of Medical Education.
“The probe is being conducted based on a directive by the Director of Medical Education. Further action will be taken based on the report,” said Medical College principal V K Sreekala.
Meanwhile, a case registered at the Edathala police station in connection with the incident, based on a complaint filed by relatives of the victim, was transferred to the Kalamassery police station. “A case has been registered under Section-174 (unnatural death) of the CrPC, and we are awaiting the postmortem report. A decision on incorporating additional Sections will be taken after obtaining the postmortem report,” said a police officer.
Thevakkal-native Jerin Michael, who was admitted to the Government Medical College on Saturday evening with stomach ache, died under mysterious circumstances. Jerin’s relatives alleged he was denied proper medical care. Meanwhile, various organisations have demanded action against the hospital authorities.