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Medical negligence- probe begins in ‘scissors in stomach’ case

{{Date| November 2, 2017| Nellore}


A committee led by Joint Collector A.Md.Intiyaz began its inquiry into the ‘scissors in stomach’ case at the Government General Hospital on Thursday.

Six doctors and two staff nurses gave oral explanation on their respective roles in the case. The committee members checked the case sheet, X-ray reports and the patient’s details based on which they concluded that there was prima facie evidence of medical negligence in the surgery performed on S.Chalapati on October 3, 2017.

Intiyaz said that the radiologist had given a report based on the X-ray which showed the presence of the scissors in the abdomen of the patient. Following this, the doctors carried out surgery for the second time in the last week of October.

The probe was conducted following an order from the A.P.Human Rights Commission. The commit asked the doctors to submit their statements in writing. The committee members are DMHO Ramadevi, hospital superintendent Radhakrishnam Raju and DCHS Subba Rao.


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