Published On : Fri, May 8th, 2015

Doctor’s negligence alleged in infant’s death, Doc refutes allegation

Nagpur: Sensation prevailed in Gittikhadan area after an infant died due to alleged negligence of the doctors at a private nursing home here. The father of the infant had lodged a complaint with Gittikhadan police in this regard. Cops have registered a case of accidental death. The body of the deceased infant has been sent for post-mortem, the report of which is awaited. Gittikhadan police say that the course of investigation will be decided only after the report comes out.

The name of the complainant is Pradeep Nitnaware. He is a constable attached to police headquarters. As per his complaint, his pregnant wife named Amrita (21) was undergoing treatment at the hospital of gynaecologist Dr Ribha Chawla. Dr Chawla had given the date of delivery on April 28. Since then, he was in constant touch with the doctors. All the investigations and examinations were done as per the doctor’s advice, he stated in his complaint.

On May 6, Amrita developed labour pains after which she was taken to Dr Chawla’s R R Nursing Home at Katol road at 10 am. After examinations, she was put on a saline. Her labour pains increased between 3 and 3.30 pm. However, inspite of repeated reminders by Nitnaware family, none of the doctors attended Amrita. As her condition deteriorated, the members of Nitnaware family started shouting for help, after which she was given an injection of pain killer.

Doctors conducted a caesarean and told Nitnaware that the baby could not survive. A pall of gloom descended on the Nitnaware family on hearing the news. Doc refutes allegation When contacted, Dr Ribha Chawla said that the Nitnaware couple were advised of delivery almost 10 days ago. They were informed from time to time about the condition of Amrita and were also told about the possibility of caesarean. However, they were bent on normal delivery, said Dr Chawla. She denied of any negligence in the matter.