The members of the three-member committee which was constituted by the state Health department to probe the death of Sunil Pandey, on Monday visited the Medica Superspecialty Hospital and interrogated doctors and nursing staff who were involved in his treatment.
The committee members recorded the statements of Dr Sunip Banerjee, a cardiologist and some other doctors and nursing staff of the hospital who were involved in the treatment of Pandey. The committee are verifying the statements of various people whose statements have been recorded so far.
The three-members committee may submit a report to the Swasthya Bhawan in this connection on Tuesday. It was learnt that the probing committee has found some lapses in the part of the hospital in connection with the treatment of Pandey.
It can also be mentioned here that Dr Banerjee had taken anticipatory bail in connection with the incident to evade any arrest. The police are also conducting a separate probe in this connection after the family members of the victim lodged a complaint with them alleging medical negligence.
Pandey died of alleged medical negligence and wrong treatment at MedicaSuperspecialty Hospital recently. Following the incident, the members of the victim met the senior health officials at Swasthya Bhawan and lodged a complaint against the hospital authorities.
The Health department formed the probing committee that included Dr Plaban Mukherjee, head of the CTVS department at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital; Dr Ananda Kishore Pal, head of the orthopaedic department at the SSKM and Dr Soumitra Ghosh of general medicine at SSKM. The family members also met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her residence on requesting her intervention to order a probe into the incident.
Pandey, a resident of Patuli, was admitted to Medica Superspecialty Hospital on March 6 after he complained of chest pain. The hospital claimed that a stent was implanted though the post-mortem report suggested otherwise. The doctor eventually amputated his left leg saying that it developed an infection. The family members raised questions on why the doctors amputate his leg when the patient was admitted to the hospital with a heart ailment.