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Three doctors arrested for death of woman and newborn

Palakkad : The medical board appointed by the Kerala Government has found that the gynecologists Priyadarshini, Nila and Ajith S were negligent during the childbirth of Aiswarya and her newborn. The death of Aiswarya, wife of M. Ranjit from Chittur-Thathamangalam, had kicked up a furor, with many raising banners of protest against the doctors and the hospital. The police arrested the three doctors in connection with the death of the woman and her newborn following complications during childbirth at Thangam Hospital here in July. The arrested doctors were later released on bail.

The medical board constituted by the Kerala Government had found that the attempts of the doctors to suck out the child using vacuum led to irreversible complications. While the child died following a nuchal cord, heavy bleeding triggered by vacuum led to the mother’s death. The report has also blamed the hospital authorities for the delay in informing the family of the woman of the details of her health condition. The police questioned the three gynecologists before arresting them.The baby died on July 2 and the mother on July 4. The police registered a case against the hospital and the three doctors following widespread protests.

Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) reiterated that there was no medical negligence on the part of the gynecologists. It said that holding the doctors responsible for the death of a patient would only destroy the morale of doctors in general.The IMA said it would lend full support to the doctors held responsible for the deaths. The IMA issued the statement when the police said they would summon the three doctors again for further questioning.