Jitin Prasad demands probe in `medical negligence` case
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 17:42
Lakhimpur: Alleging laxity on the part of a hospital in providing medical aid to victims of a road mishap in Kheri district in which six persons were killed and 35 others injured, Union Minister of State for Petroleum Jitin Prasad has demanded a probe against the medical staff.

In a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Prasad said in the road mishap near Kathina river in Mitauli area on December 16, the injured were rushed to district hospital where they were denied proper treatment, the minister's spokesman Ramendra Janwar said here today.

Prasad urged Mayawati to order an impartial probe into the incident and initiate appropriate action against the erring hospital staff besides providing adequate compensation to the kin of the deceased and free medical treatment to the injured.

In his complaint, the minister said during his visit to the hospital, he talked to chief medical superintendent over the apathy. However, as soon as he left, the hospital staff discharged the injured and left them to the mercy of private doctors, though most of the injured had weak financial condition.


First Published: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 17:42

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