COVID patient allegedly administered Glucose instead of Remdesivir: MD of Kota Hospital booked under IPC 304 A
Ramkishan Verma, circle inspector Jawahar Nagar police station, said a case was lodged under sections 304(A), 420 and 120 (B) of the IPC against nursing staff and managing director of the Kota Hospital.
Kota: A private hospital's managing director and the nursing staff were booked under culpable homicide, cheating and criminal conspiracy charges over the death of a COVID-19 patient, who was allegedly administered a glucose injection instead of remdesivir.
This came a day after Kota District collector Ujjawal Rathore ordered a probe into the incident that took place last week.
Ramkishan Verma, circle inspector Jawahar Nagar police station, said a case was lodged under sections 304(A), 420 and 120 (B) of the IPC against nursing staff Manoj Raiger, Rakesh Raiger and Brijmohan, and managing director of Kota Heart Hospital.
He said the case was registered based on a complaint lodged by Puneet Rohida, a resident of the Dakaniya railway station area of the city.
Rohida alleged that his COVID-19 positive mother was administered a glucose injection by the hospital's nursing staff instead of remdesivir, even though he had arranged all medicines prescribed to her. This lead to her death on May 14, Verma said.
The hospital management had earlier lodged a case accusing its nursing staff of theft and black marketing of medicines of the facility, the police official said.