Published On : Wed, Feb 26th, 2014

HC directs Medical Council to probe into removal of child’s genital

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Nagpur News : Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Z A Haq, at the High Court here, have declined to approve the compromise between petitioners- Anju Amansingh Bhattechore and her 4-year old son -victim in the case – Amarsingh and Sandip Jain (44), a doctor at the Hi-Tech Hospital in Kamptee in consideration of ` 20 lakh paid by Dr Jain, as a price for the medical negligence shown by him, on July 12, 2012 by performing “surgery” on child Amarsingh and removed his genital to treat him for acute pain while passing urine.

The court has also refused to accept the prayer of the petitioners to permit them to withdraw their criminal writ petition after perusing the “pursis” of compromise reached between them. Instead, the court has directed the Maharashtra Medical Council to investigate the misdeed, if any committed by the doctor and decide action, in next 3 months.

In response to the query by the court, as to what is the State Medical Council “say on this pursis, it was pointed out by the Council”s counsel, Adv Vijay Panpaliya that till date , the parties have not approached the Council with this pursis.

Through their writ petition, it was pointed out to the court by the petitioners, that the police authorities have displayed gross inaction and have not conducted the probe properly. Medical authorities have also not taken appropriate action in the case, though this is a case involving gross violation of the provisions of the Maharashtra Medical Council Act. 1965. Adv. Mohammad Ateeque appeared for the petitioners.