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GUWAHATI, June 22 - The Disciplinary Committee of the Delhi Medical Council has found two doctors guilty of medical negligence in the controversial Dr Anamika Ray case and has directed their names be removed from the State Medical Register of the Delhi Medical Council.

Dr Ankuran Dutta, husband of deceased Dr Ray, said that he has received a copy of the verdict which states that the disciplinary panel found Dr Chandan Kumar Deka bearing Delhi Medical Council Registration No.24331 and Dr Abhijit Khaund bearing Delhi Medical Council Registration No.15761 guilty of medical negligence.

The verdict against the two medical practitioners based in Delhi was declared on June 16, Dr Dutta said.

�This verdict was declared in the light of six observations of gross medical negligence conducted by the doctors. They include not checking the medical history of asthma of the deceased, Dr Ray, by the doctors, absence of pre-assertive assessment of the patient as per the standard protocol including ultrasound to conform acute cholesystitis, absence of pre-anaesthetic check-up, anaesthesia chart and preparation of patient as per the rules, delaying treatment of cardiac event for crucial eight hours and later refraining from taking the patient in Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) even though the primary reason for the transfer of the patient to Jaipur Golden Hospital was due to cardiac arrest and lastly lackadaisical attitude in conducting autopsy in the wake of such a major health deterioration at that time,� he said quoting the verdict.

However, Dr Ankuran Dutta stated that he is not happy with the sentence awarded to both the doctors by the Council. Based on the verdict and instruction to the Assam Medical Council, he also requested the Assam Medical Council to take necessary action against the two doctors as they were also registered with the Assam Council.

Following the death of his wife, Dr Dutta filed an FIR at Delhi�s South Rohini Police Station against the doctors and the hospitals on November 6, 2015. Later, he also approached Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for detailed enquiry in the case. Kejriwal instructed the Health Minister of Delhi on November 9, 2015 to look into the matter personally.

Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, which was established in memory of Dr Anamika Ray, who was a rising talent with more than 10 books, 30 research papers, 100 articles in national and international platforms to her credit and a renowned media educator of the country, has started a movement to create awareness regarding medical negligence. About 52 lakh of people fall victims of medical error and negligence of which around 98,000 lose their lives every year.

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2 doctors found guilty of medical negligence

GUWAHATI, June 22 - The Disciplinary Committee of the Delhi Medical Council has found two doctors guilty of medical negligence in the controversial Dr Anamika Ray case and has directed their names be removed from the State Medical Register of the Delhi Medical Council.

Dr Ankuran Dutta, husband of deceased Dr Ray, said that he has received a copy of the verdict which states that the disciplinary panel found Dr Chandan Kumar Deka bearing Delhi Medical Council Registration No.24331 and Dr Abhijit Khaund bearing Delhi Medical Council Registration No.15761 guilty of medical negligence.

The verdict against the two medical practitioners based in Delhi was declared on June 16, Dr Dutta said.

�This verdict was declared in the light of six observations of gross medical negligence conducted by the doctors. They include not checking the medical history of asthma of the deceased, Dr Ray, by the doctors, absence of pre-assertive assessment of the patient as per the standard protocol including ultrasound to conform acute cholesystitis, absence of pre-anaesthetic check-up, anaesthesia chart and preparation of patient as per the rules, delaying treatment of cardiac event for crucial eight hours and later refraining from taking the patient in Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) even though the primary reason for the transfer of the patient to Jaipur Golden Hospital was due to cardiac arrest and lastly lackadaisical attitude in conducting autopsy in the wake of such a major health deterioration at that time,� he said quoting the verdict.

However, Dr Ankuran Dutta stated that he is not happy with the sentence awarded to both the doctors by the Council. Based on the verdict and instruction to the Assam Medical Council, he also requested the Assam Medical Council to take necessary action against the two doctors as they were also registered with the Assam Council.

Following the death of his wife, Dr Dutta filed an FIR at Delhi�s South Rohini Police Station against the doctors and the hospitals on November 6, 2015. Later, he also approached Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for detailed enquiry in the case. Kejriwal instructed the Health Minister of Delhi on November 9, 2015 to look into the matter personally.

Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, which was established in memory of Dr Anamika Ray, who was a rising talent with more than 10 books, 30 research papers, 100 articles in national and international platforms to her credit and a renowned media educator of the country, has started a movement to create awareness regarding medical negligence. About 52 lakh of people fall victims of medical error and negligence of which around 98,000 lose their lives every year.