Medical negligence leads to toddlers death in Ratlam

28 June, 2016

INDORE: A doctor was booked in Ratlam district for alleged medical negligence for administering a wrong injection to a toddler which led to her death on late Monday night.

The incident was reported in Taal town of Ratlam district where a three-year-old girl was administered an injection, following which, the victim started developing complications and eventually died.

Taal police have registered a case against the accused doctor, Narendra Singh, under section 304 of the IPC and Section 24 of Madhya Pradesh Medical Council Act. The accused doctor is yet to be nabbed.

In charge, Taal police station, R C Kohli said, "The doctor fled the spot after the girl died. We inquired about his qualification and as far as we know, he does not have any medical degree. We have registered a case and have launched a search to nab the quack."

Kohli said that the charges against the accused may increase as the investigation progresses. When asked about what injection was given to the victim, he said, "We do not have a clue to what was given to the victim, as the accused fled away with the medicine."


The incident took place at Sangakheda village falling in Taal town of Ratlam district where three-year-old girl Jyoti's father Jitendra Bagri consulted the doctor following chest congestion and cough-cold. Family members alleged that the doctor administered an injection after the routine examination following which the health of the minor deteriorated and eventually, she died. "She had a respiratory problem so we called the doctor at our home to consult. Ten minutes after the doctor gave her injection, health deteriorated," father Jitendra Bagri said.

As Jyoti reported complications, family members rushed her to the nearest government hospital where Dr R K Pal declared her brought dead. Later, family members lodged a police complaint.


The body was sent for post-mortem on Tuesday to ascertain the cause of death. Kohli said, "We are yet to receive a post mortem report. The report will ascertain the cause of death and the medicine used."