Electrocution death: Cleanchit to PGI doctor
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 13:27
Chandigarh: After a week of a 55-year-old patient dying of electrocution, the PGIMER inquiry committee on Tuesday gave a cleanchit to a doctor who was trying to resuscitate the patient, officials said.

Ghinder Singh, a resident of Doraha in Ludhiana district, was burnt alive on a stretcher when doctors were trying to revive him by giving shocks on June 27.

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) inquiry committee, which was set up a day after Singh was killed, submitted its report to the Director terming it as "rarest of rare and most unfortunate", officials said.

The four-member committee also recommended the institute to develop a protocol for taking permission of patients or relatives before giving them electric shocks as after the incident the patient's family accused doctors of being careless, they said.

The victim was admitted to PGIMER a month ago and had been operated for a liver disorder.


First Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 13:27

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