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3 doctors suspended for operating wrong hand

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:57

Ahmedabad: Three resident doctors of the
LG General Hospital of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC),
were suspended for operating upon the non-injured hand of a
nine-year-old boy, instead of the fractured one.

The incident came to light on Tuesday, when the parents of
the boy noticed that their son`s left hand was operated upon,
instead of the fractured right hand, when he was brought out
from the operation theatre , hospital authorities said.

Dr Kushal Shah, Dr Jaimin Chavda and Dr Umesh
Choudhary, all second year resident doctors of the hospital,
were suspended with immediate effect, they said, adding that a
departmental inquiry has been ordered against the trio, which
will decide on the action to be taken against them.

Hospital authorities said that this kind of incident
should not have happened, and if the matter goes before the
Medical Council of India (MCI), the registration for
practising of the doctors could be at stake.

They further said that arrangements have been made to
operate on the fractured hand of the boy and the consent of
his parents was awaited.


First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:57

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