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Medical negligence leaves dentist's fingers numbed, govt assures action

Delhi government's Health Department has assured appropriate action in a case of medical negligence which left a dentist's fingers numbed, after the victim filed a written complaint. The Indian Medical Association has also scheduled a meeting on Saturday. The orthopaedic surgeon is currently practising at the Max Hospital, Patparganj, registered under the Indian Medical Council.
33-year-old Dr Chanchal Goyal— a practicing dentist— had met with an accident, where she suffered a fracture in her left hand. "We immediately rushed to nearby GTB hospital where doctors informed that the patient had received fracture in both the bones of her left hand (radius and ulna bone). To fix it, patient will have to undergo with minor operation," said Dr Sumit Goyal, husband of patient.
"We got scared and consulted with the orthopaedic surgeon- who claimed it's a minor procedure for him. On April 22, 2017, the patient ( Dr Chanchal Goyal) underwent the operation to fix her bones, with the support of metallic plates ( Open Reduction internal fixation). After four hours of the operation, she was shifted to the ward, as the affect of anaesthesia start decreasing, she said that she is having sever pain at her left hand," Dr Goyal stated.
The concerned doctor had been informed about the status of the patient that the patient (Dr Chanchal) is complaining that she could not feel anything from the index finger and the thumb. "After listening to our complaint, he said we need not to worry, things will be normal within some days," said Dr chanchal, the patient.
"Again, we met with the doctor after one month, he asked to wait for another few days, we got suspected over the treatment and took another advice from Orthopaedic at GTB hospital, the doctor advised for NCV (Nerve conduction velocity). The NCV report from IHBAS revealed that it's a left median sensorimotor axonal neuropathy, later, we met the neurologist who left us in a shock while informing that it is not fully treatable," said Dr Chanchal.
When Millennium Post tied to contact the doctor, he refused to comment despite several attempts.

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