New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the
Medical Council of India to verify the allegation of
negligence by doctors in AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital which
led to the death of a child.
The court passed the order on a petition filed by the
grand father of the child Garima seeking action against the
doctors who failed to give her blood transfusion and resulting
in her death.
"This court considers it appropriate to request the
Medical Council of India (MCI) to constitute an expert
committee of three medical professionals, who possess the
necessary expertise in the concerned fields of specialization,
to examine the records, and after hearing the parties, submit
a report to this court," Justice S Muralidhar said.
The grandfather B T Hemnani alleged doctors in both the
hospitals were responsible for the death of Garima who could
have been saved if she had been given timely blood
Narrating the incident, he said doctors in AIIMS did
attend the child and she was then taken to Safdarjung
Hospital in the morning but blood transfusion was done in the
He contended Garima died because of delay on the parts of
negligent doctors as she was suffering from Thalassemia Major.
Thalassemia is an inherited autosomal recessive blood
disease which results in reduced rate of synthesis of one of
the globin chains that make up hemoglobin.
The court, after hearing his arguments, wanted formation
of an expert committee to determine whether the case put forth
by the grand father is acceptable.
The committee will submit its report within four weeks.