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UP: Woman dies after doctors leave instrument in abdomen during surgery; medics slapped with Rs 3.75 lakh fine Medical negligence

The court also ordered the couple to pay Rs 5,000 litigation cost to the victim's husband. &nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

Key Highlights

  • A consumer court in Bulandshahr has now imposed a fine of Rs 3.75 lakh on the doctor couple after they were found guilty
  • The court also ordered the couple to pay Rs 5,000 litigation cost to the victim's husband. 

Bulandshahr: In yet another incident of medical negligence, a doctor couple left an instrument in the woman's abdomen during the surgery which led to her death in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. 

After the scissor-type instrument was left in the woman's stomach, the victim suffered infection and subsequent death after some years.

A consumer court in Bulandshahr has now imposed a fine of Rs 3.75 lakh on the doctor couple after they were found guilty. The court has also ordered action against the registration of the accused doctors by sending a copy of the order to National Medical Sciences Commission, according to a report in Hindi daily Hindustan.

The accused doctors have been identified as Dr Jitendra Mittal and his wife Dr Pramila Mittal. Avdhesh Kumar, a resident of Mohalla Delhi Darwaza in Anupshahr, took his wife to the doctors after she complained of stomach ache. Later, the doctor couple operated upon her at their facility in Mansarovar Colony. 

Sometime later, the patient was taken to St. Stephen's Hospital in Delhi where doctors said a piece of scissor-type equipment had been found in her abdomen. The woman was again operated upon to remove the medical equipment from the abdomen.

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Even after the removal of the equipment, the women continued to remain ill and died on June 18, 2020. The woman's husband approached the consumer court demanding action against the doctors and reimbursement of all expenditure incurred on the treatment. The doctor couple has now been found guilty after the trial.  

The court has now ordered the accused to reimburse Rs 1.50 lakh with 6% interest within 45 days and the rest of the Rs 2.20 lakh amount with 6% interest later. The court also ordered the couple to pay Rs 5,000 litigation cost to the victim's husband.