It was accused that the doctor, instead of involving a paediatrician to treat the child, was resorting to giving allopathic + Ayurvedic syrups to strengthen his liver. The child died soon afterwards, while transit to another hospital
New Delhi: Taking stringent action against a medical practitioner, who allegedly failed to follow due protocol in the treatment of a 9-year-old child, who later died while transfer, the Delhi Medical Council has ordered the removal of his name for a period of 90 days.
The case goes back to November 2010, when 9-year-old patient with complaints of fever, abdominal pain and vomiting was brought to Health Point Hospital in Sangam Vihar. The patient soon started complaining of heavy breathing and acute stomach ache.
In their complaint filed with the Delhi Medical Council, it was accused that the doctor, instead of involving a paediatrician to treat the child, resorted to giving allopathic + Ayurvedic syrups to strengthen his liver. The child died soon afterwards, while transit to another hospital. It was further accused that the doctor in charge, Dr Rajesh Aggarwal, instead of involving a paediatrician, handed over the case to a junior doctor.
After going through the investigation, the council found him guilty on various grounds including cross paths.
“The doctor’s name has been removed from the state medical register for 90 days. We have been regularly warning doctors against the practice of cross pathy. The doctor also failed to follow the requisite guidelines and did not involve any paediatrician in this case, while he is a post-graduate in the field of surgery. In this case, the case was further left on a junior resident doctor without understanding the severity,” said Dr Girish Tyagi, registrar, DMC told Indian Express.
The council also observed that no ultrasound was done on the patient, despite repeated complaints of stomach pain.