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Surgeon fails to perform one of three surgeries scheduled; MMC issues show cause notice

Mumbai: A General Suregon of Bombay Hospital has been served show cause notice by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) after the patients spouse alleged that he has not performed one of the three surgeries as consented by them. The MMC said “We sent a show cause notice to the general surgeon and sought his explanation against the complaint filed by the patients spouse. We have also asked him to submit all medical documents – test reports, surgery notes etc. – within 15 days.” The complainant has submitted relevant documents to the MMC and a hearing will be scheduled after they have received an explanation and documents from the doctor.

Meanwhile as per the allegation of the complainant the general surgeon had agreed to conduct three surgeries on his wife — gallbladder removal, hernia, and repair of diastasis recti. The surgeries were conducted by the surgeon. The complainant alleged that though they were under the impression that his wife underwent all three surgeries the surgeon confessed to them 12 days later that he had not performed the surgery to repair the diastasis recti. “My wife is still in trauma. The doctor cheated us by not informing us about not performing the third surgery. He and his assistants in Bombay Hospital acted deceitfully and mentioned three surgeries in hospital notes and summaries,” said the complainant. The general surgeon said he has not received any show cause notice from MMC. The Bombay Hospital is conducting an internal inquiry against the general surgeon while the complainant has also filed a police complaint against the hospital and the doctor.