Overdose of Anaesthesia during Appendicitis surgery: Doctor booked under IPC 304 A

Bhadohi: A doctor at a private hospital in the Ram Raipur area of Uttar Pradesh has been booked in a case of alleged medical negligence where a young man had died during appendicitis surgery due to an overdose of anaesthesia. The authorities sealed the hospital and its director was slapped with a fine of Rs 2.5 lakh.

The patient died back in November last year and now a case has been registered under section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the doctor and other staff members. 

An FIR has been registered against a doctor of a private hospital here and other staff members following the death of a young man allegedly due to an overdose of anaesthesia for surgery, police said on Monday.

Based on the instructions of District Magistrate Gaurang Rathi, the registration of the hospital has been suspended its director slapped with a fine of Rs 2.5 lakh and authorities have also sealed the medical facility.

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Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Santosh Kumar Chak said Vinay Tiwari, a resident of Aurai, had gone to the private hospital in Ram Raipur on November 30 last year with a complaint of stomach pain and the director of the hospital and his wife asked him to undergo an operation saying that he was suffering from appendicitis.

Tiwari was admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors and was sedated before the operation and soon the doctors realised that there had been an overdose of anaesthesia so they decided not to go ahead with the planned surgery.

With his condition worsening, the doctors asked Tiwari’s family to take him, the CMO said, adding that he had already died when the family saw him. His relatives created a ruckus in the hospital, accusing the doctors of negligence.

The CMO said on the instructions of the DM, a team of three doctors was asked to investigate the cause of death. The report cited an overdose of anaesthesia as the cause of death.

Action is being taken against the doctor and other staff members by registering a case under Indian Penal Code section 304-A (death by negligence in treatment), the CMO said.

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