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2 Doctors arrested after Raid at Gurugram Hospital

Gurugram: 2 medical practitioners including an owner of a nursing home in Rajiv Nagar area are facing the heat from the local police authorities account of gross violations of the  Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act.

Two doctors have been booked and the hospital in-charge arrested by the police for conducting illegal abortions after the said hospital was raided by the Gurugram health authorities. TOI reports that  acting on an anonymous phone call, the team which consisted of the district drugs control officer, went to Apple Hospital on Sunday and found a patient who had just undergone an abortion.

The officials immediately demanded the documentation of the case and found that there was no documentation in this connection.  Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Neelam Thapar informed that the hospital in-charge and ultrasonologist Dr Vijay Kumar Sharma could not neither provide the ultrasound report and form F of the patient whose surgery had just been concluded, nor were there any operative notes of the procedure. Moreover, there were no records of the patient, including indoor patient record entieries, OT records or the signature of doctors in admission file.

Since the surgery had just concluded the team members came across pieces of placenta and fetal parts in a red bag placed in a bucket, including bones, liver and eyes.When Dr Sharma was asked to explain this, he told the health department team said those were “remnants” of a another patient, who was 12 weeks pregnant with a disorder adds TOI.

The Authorities have now lodged an FIR against Dr Vijay Kumar Sharma and Dr Sonam Sharma, who carried out the abortions for violations of PC-PNDT Act, MTP act as well as biomedical waste rules. They have also been under sections 312 (causing miscarriage), 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) of the IPC with Dr Vijay Kumar Sharma being arrested for the same.

An ultrasound machine, four registers and bio-waste were seized by the team.

Source: with inputs
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