Probe on UP doctor for leaving cloth pieces post gall bladder surgery surfaces

Badaun: Doctor of a private hospital in the Civil lines area of the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh allegedly left three pieces of clothes in the stomach of a 58-year-old man during gallbladder surgery. The family members of the patient have accused a doctor of operating on him without their consent.

Kavita, daughter of the patient Veerpal Singh, alleged that the doctor, who runs a nursing home in the Civil Lines area, had advised her father to undergo a gallbladder operation after he regularly complained of abdominal pain.

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On March 16, when Singh visited the hospital, the doctor admitted him to his Ashoka Hospital and operated on him without the consent of the family members, Kavita alleged in her complaint to the police. 

When Singh’s condition deteriorated, the doctor gave him injections and asked him to leave the hospital, but the family members opposed it. The accused then called an ambulance and referred the patient to a Bareilly hospital, where he has operated on again at the Medicity Nursing Home and three blood-stained clothes were found inside his stomach. The doctors at Medicity confirmed that three pieces of clothes were found inside Singh’s stomach.

Following the allegations, the doctor told reporters he did the surgery on Singh using the telescopic method. When the bleeding started, a major operation had to be performed as there was a threat to the life of the patient.

There was no time to walk out of the operation theatre and inform the relatives about it, the doctor said.

He claimed Singh’s surgery was successful but he had to refer him to Bareilly after his condition deteriorated and there was no emergency facility available at his nursing home.

The doctor said the allegations against him were baseless and said he would cooperate fully with the police investigation.

SP (City) Amit Kishor Srivastava said Kavita has filed a complaint against the doctor and it is being probed.

“There is a clear instruction of the Supreme Court that action should be taken in such cases only on the basis of the report given by the panel constituted by the district magistrate under the direction of the chief medical officer,” Srivastava said.

He said an FIR will be registered only on the directions of the DM after getting a report and action will be taken accordingly.

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