Girl`s death: PGI to set up committee with external experts

The PGIMER said a committee with external experts was being set up to look into the matter.

Chandigarh: Amid allegations that callousness on the part of doctors led to the death of a 16-year-old girl, the PGIMER on Sunday said a committee with external experts was being set up to look into the matter.

"After consideration of the report submitted by a committee into Anupama`s death, the PGI administration has decided to further expand the scope of the probe.

"For this, a committee with external experts is being constituted," the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research said in a release here.

A day after Anupama`s death, the hospital had set up a four-member committee, which included orthopaedic department head M S Dhillon, to look into the girl`s death.
The committee submitted the report to the Institute`s Director on Friday.
Yesterday, the PGI had blamed "overcrowding and unending rush of patients" as factors that led to the death of the girl.

Anupama`s parents had alleged that failure to get timely medical attention resulted in her death.
On July 17, Anupama Sarkar, a class X student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18, and a resident of Mauli Jagran complex here, met with an accident.

Anupama`s leg was crushed under a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking bus and she died on July 24 at PGIMER`s Advanced Trauma Centre.

Anupama`s father Amit Sarkar, who hails from West Bengal, had said the hospital doctors had told him that she required an immediate surgery.

But, they kept on "delaying" it on the pretext that more serious cases had to be attended first, he had said.

This resulted in spread of infection to other parts of her body that proved fatal, he had alleged.


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