Patna: Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Friday directed Jehanabad SP to institute a criminal case against a lady doctor in connection with a medical negligence and asked the director-in-chief of health services to take administrative action against her.
According to a complaint lodged with the BHRC, Arwal resident Rita Devi underwent an operation for delivery of her baby at a private hospital in Jehanabad on May 11, 2012. “Dr Geeta Sinha wrongly cut her urine passage during the operation. Despite repeated complaints, Sinha didn’t treat her and the patient had to come to Patna for treatment,” the complaint said.
BHRC member Neelmani said the commission sought a report from state health department principal secretary. A four-member medical board under the chairmanship of deputy superintendent of Jehanabad sadar hospital examined the victim and confirmed her complaint. The report was submitted by Jehanabad civil surgeon (CS), he said adding, the BHRC also tried to contact the doctor concerned on the telephone number mentioned on her prescription but to no avail.
He further said the state rights panel, after doing a preliminary inquiry, found Dr Sinha was not a qualified doctor but was performing medical surgeries. Shockingly, this fact was not mentioned in the report submitted by the Jehanabad CS, he said.
The commission then directed the Jehanabad SP to institute a criminal case against Dr Sinha and inform the commission about status of investigation by June 15. “The director-in-chief of health services has also been asked to take actions against Jehanabad CS for not mentioning the fact about Dr Sinha in the report,” Neelmani said.
The case will be heard next on June 20.