Damaged glasses near operation theatre. FP PHOTO
Damaged glasses near operation theatre. FP PHOTO

Indore: Family members of a 45-year-old man created ruckus at CHL Hospital after his death alleging medical negligence by the doctors, on Tuesday. Family members also ransacked the hospital and agitated for more than two hours demanding FIR against the accused.

Deepak Gangwal, a resident of Kalani Nagar, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday morning for heart surgery to be conducted by Dr Manish Porwal.

“Doctors had informed us that the patient had problem in one of the arteries and it requires surgery after which we admitted him to the hospital. After two hours’ operation, Dr Porwal informed us that the surgery is successful. But within half an hour of giving this information, he told us about the patient’s death,” Tina Jhanjhri, deceased’s niece, said.

She further said that doctors informed them that patient had problem in four arteries but the doctors did not inform them before or during the surgery. Deepak was a cloth merchant and was an active leader of Congress party. He was also serving the Jain community in various capacities.

Large number of family members, community people and Congress activists created ruckus in the hospital and also damaged glasses near operation theatres. They were demanding FIR against the doctors and hospital administration and refused to take the body. Meanwhile, police controlled the situation and pacified the family members.

“We have also lodged a complaint with the police on which an FIR has been lodged. We will also take legal action against the hospital,” Congress leader Sanjay Bakliwal said.

IMA criticises incident

Indian Medical Association-Indore criticised the incident as it was the second incident in a week. President of IMA Dr Sanjay Londhe said, “It was an unfortunate incident and doctors fraternity is frightened by this. In our meeting, many nursing home owners expressed their will to close the hospital in the fear of such incidents.”

He said that they will protest against such incidents and will talk to the Chief Minister to provide protection to doctors. “It seems that we will have to appoint bouncers in the hospital instead of paramedical staff to handle such situation,” he said.

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