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Jitin Prasad demands probe in `medical negligence` case

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

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


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