Doctor held for medical negligence

31 July, 2014

The Peenya police took Dr Purad alias Muttu of a private hospital into custody, following a patient’s death due to his alleged negligence. Madhukumar, 30, of Kammagondi, was admitted to the hospital after he complained of severe shoulder pain. Dr Purad attended to Kumar and gave him a pain killer injection and tablet. Sometime later, Kumar complained of giddiness, vomiting and fell unconscious. He was immediately rushed back to the same hospital. The doctors declared him dead on arrival. His family members staged a protest, alleging that the doctor’s negligence claimed Kumar’s life. They demanded a stern action against the hospital staff. The doctor was booked under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence)