3 doctors suspended in Jodhpur maternal death case

Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 21:03

Jaipur: Rajasthan government on Thursday suspended
three doctors in connection with the death of women who were
given intravenous fluid in two state-run hospitals in Jodhpur.
The action came after the government received the report
by Divisional Commissioner of Jodhpur on the incidents, Health
Minister A.A.Khan said in the state assembly.



"On the basis of the preliminary findings of Jodhpur
Divisional Commissioner, HoD Gynecology of Jodhpur Medical
College, Dr. Sumitra Boda was suspended for failure in
supervision", he said.



"Assistant Professor (Surgery) and Incharge (store) of
Mahatma Gandhi Hospital Dr Ajay Malvia and Assistant Professor
(Pediatrics) and Incharge (store) Umaid Hospital Dr Mohan
Makwana were also suspended for alleged irregularities in the
purchase of medicine", Khan said.
Sixteen women have died in the two government-run
hospitals in Jodhpur after they were administered contaminated
IV fluid, post-delivery.



One sample of the IV fluid has been found contaminated in
the testing by central drug laboratory in Kolkata while a PGI,
Chandigarh team, also held the contaminated IV fluid
responsible for the maternal deaths in its report which was
submitted to the government yesterday.



PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 21:03

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