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Death of 51-yr-old woman: FIR against two Fortis doctors

Gurugram: There seems to be no end to the problems plaguing ortis hospital in Gurugram. Barely two weeks after the district health department indicted the management of the super-specialty hospital in the death of a one-and-a-half-year old, another case of medical negligence has been confirmed by the medical negligence board.
Citing that irresponsibility by two senior doctors led to the death of a patient, the medical body on Thursday filed a formal complaint against the doctors at Sushant Lok police station here.
Accordingly, Dr SS Murthy and Dr V Naga Raju have been charged under Section 304 (death due to medical negligence) of the Indian Penal Code, and will now be formally investigated for the death of 51-year-old Seema Ghai.
On May 12 last year, Ghai was admitted to Fortis Hospital for a mild heart attack. According to her family members, the doctors in charge at the time did not attend her in time, ultimately leading to her death a few hours later.
"We have registered the case against the two doctors in the case and have begun our investigation. As of now, two cases have been filed against the doctors, but we may charge even more staff members in the course of the investigation," said Inspector Ravinder Kumar.
Meanwhile, the management of the hospital stated that they will coordinate with law enforcement officials in the case.
The death of Seema Ghai occurred at around the same time when one-and-a-half-year old Vansh – who was being treated for enzyme deficiency – died in the same hospital due to infection.
It may be noted that these cases occurred four months before the much publicised death of seven-year-old Adya Singh, which not only took a toll on the hospital's reputation, but also resulted in the Haryana government taking stringent action against it.
On September 15 last year, the young girl succumbed to complications arising from dengue, after a 15-day battle against the deadly disease. Questions were raised on the medical treatment provided to her, with the girl's parents reportedly being an amount of Rs 16 lakh.
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