GUWAHATI, Nov 6 - Dr Ankuran Dutta, a city resident, has filed an FIR with the police station at Institutional Area, Sector-3, Rohini, New Delhi-110085, alleging gross medical negligence on the part of two Delhi-based hospitals � Jaipur Golden Hospital and Navjeevan Hospital � and two doctors over the death of his wife, Anamika Ray, an assistant professor of the Gauhati University.
Ray died at the Jaipur Golden Hospital on July 19 where she was shifted after a minimal access surgery for gall bladder on July 17 from the Navjeevan Hospital. In his complaint where he furnished a number of detailed medical records, Dr Dutta alleged that while doctors attributed the death to the �enlarged heart� of the patient and �a heart attack,� medical records and circumstances strongly indicated gross negligence by two doctors as well as by the hospitals which lacked facilities for the treatment of the patient.
�If enlarged heart was a problem, why was it not diagnosed prior to the surgery? And if there was no problem, something wrong must have happened during the operation. Moreover, the doctor did the surgery without having knowledge of the position of the stones in the gall bladder. The anaesthetist did not also inquire anything about the patient�s condition with the attendant/relative,� Dr Dutta, who is an associate professor of the KK Handiqui State Open University, said.
Dr Dutta added that the mandatory pre-surgery tests for chronic asthma patients were not conducted before the surgery. �And after she had suffered a heart attack, there was no cardiologist to consult in the hospital for 10 hours. It is a case of huge negligence on the part of the two doctors and the hospitals,� he said.