Published On : Thu, May 19th, 2016

No police action against negligent doctors causing infant’s death


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Nagpur: Shaming the so called noble profession, few doctors threw open their negligence causing the death of a newborn boy last year in Nagpur. But it appears they are yet to repent on what they did! No police action has been taken yet in the matter. The parents of the deceased infant have demanded immediate action against the erring doctors whose negligence caused the death of their infant.

On the basis of the complaint lodged by the father of the deceased infant identified as Bony Uttam Walde, 30 years and a resident of LIC Quarters, Sugat Nagar, Lakadganj police had registered a case against the erring doctors identified as Dr Prafulla Wankhede and Dr Abhishek Sondawale.


It could be mentioned here that the Walde’s wife Meenakshi Walde had given birth to a baby boy on September 5, 2015. However, since the baby’s weight was way below normal, the infant boy and his mother was kept in the hospital for treatment. After the infant recovered, he was sent home.
However, suddenly the health of the infant deteriorated on January 11, 2016. The parents of the infant rushed the infant to Jaiswal Hospital early on January 12, 2016.

There Dr Prafulla Wankhede examined the infant and instead of admitting the infant, the doctor prescribed some medicines and sent the infant home. However, the condition of the infant deteriorated at 9 am.

The parents of the infant rushed the infant to Dr Abhishek Sondawale in North Nagpur. However, instead of treating the infant, the doctor had allegedly refused treatment saying the condition of the infant is critical and refused to treat the infant. To add to that Dr Abhishek Sondawale advised the parents to take the infant to Dr Jaiswal Hospital.

However, when the parents reached Dr Jaiswal’s Hospital, the Duty Doctor identified as Dr Bhoot said that it is too late and declared the infant brought death.

The parents lodged a complaint against both the erring doctors in Lakhadganj Police Station. Since it was a question of Medical Practitioners, the parents were advised to lodge a complaint with the Medical Board. After investigations by the Medical Board, the doctors’ negligence was proved and they approved legal action against the erring doctors.

Nagpur Today tried to get in touch with the alleged accused doctors but could not get through.