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FIR registered under Sec 304 A for botched pregnancy termination surgery in Gurugram

Gururgram :  A woman doctor at a private hospital in Sohna was booked under Sec 304A (causing death by negligence) for allegedly trying to cover up the death of a pregnant woman by sending the body to another hospital saying that the patient needed urgent care to control her bleeding. The bleeding and the death of the pregnant woman was the result of “botched pregnancy termination surgery” by the woman doctor.

Police said that the deceased, Rani Chauhan (32), was four months’ pregnant and was under treatment of the woman doctor. The woman doctor got Rani admitted on Saturday evening after she started complaining about unbearable pain, and allegedly told her that the foetus had died and had to be evacuated. They said the doctor and the hospital staff kept her in the operation theatre for over three hours. When Chauhan asked the doctor for an update, she allegedly didn’t reply and started consulting a senior doctor over the phone. Chauhan went inside the theatre to find Rani conscious and weeping. She allegedly asked him to save her as she was in extreme pain following the surgery.

The police further said a frantic Chauhan allegedly sought help from the woman doctor and the staff but they put him off saying his wife was merely “panicking”. But Rani soon collapsed and the doctor and the staff became concerned. Police said after some time, the hospital administration arranged an ambulance to “shift the woman” and asked Chauhan to rush her to another hospital as she was still bleeding, police said, quoting the husband’s complaint. Investigators said Chauhan took her to a private hospital in Sector 56 where doctors said his wife had died several minutes ago.

He also said Chauhan had alleged that Rani was taken to the operation theatre to surgically terminate the pregnancy after failing to perform the same by administering oral medications. “The hospital administration has denied this and said she was not taken to the OT. To ascertain the truth, we have asked them for the CCTV footage, but the investigating officer is yet to receive it,” he said.

Inspector Sunil Kumar, station house officer, City Sohna police station, said that they have written to the chief medical officer to constitute a medial panel to carry out a detailed inquiry. “Based on the report of the committee, police will take action in the case. The committee will look into the actions of treating doctors as well as the list of medicines administered. The doctor has not been arrested as yet,” he added. Meanwhile, Dr Virender Yadav, Gurugram CMO, said he has yet no knowledge of the incident. “We will carry out an inquiry in the case as per the law after receiving due communication from the police,” he said.