Baby’s death in womb: Surgeon, two others found guilty

Monday, January 3, 2011

CHANDIGARH - A surgeon and two others have been found guilty of negligence by a magisterial probe in the death of a pregnant woman’s baby in her womb due to wrong blood transfusion at a government hospital here last month. The probe report was given Monday.

Transfusion of blood from a wrong blood group led to the death Dec 17, 2010 and caused kidney failure in the pregnant woman.

According to the inquiry report, a house surgeon, an intern doctor and a lab technician were guilty of “gross medical negligence”.

The probe was conducted by Sub-divisional Magistrate (South) Kavle V. Parashuram. He submitted his report to Chandigarh’s Home-cum-Health Secretary Ram Niwas Monday evening.

“I have got the report. Appropriate action would be taken against the guilty,” Ram Niwas said.

In his report, Parashuram recommended that criminal proceedings should be initiated against the three accused and they should be punished under various legal provisions.

Suman, a resident of a slum rehabilitation colony here, was nine months pregnant when admitted to the government hospital in Sector 16 Dec 17, 2010.

She was transfused blood of some other group and her situation started deteriorating. Following this, doctors referred her to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, where her baby was found to be dead in the womb.

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