Doctor booked under IPC 304 A after COVID patient death in UP
Kanpur: A private hospital doctor along with his two associates have been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) based on a complaint lodged by a kin of a Covid-19 patient, who allegedly died after the medical practitioner administered wrong injection to the patient.
Besides alleging medical negligence, the complainant also accused the trio of inflating COVID treatment bill to the tune of Rs 19 lakh.
A complaint was moved with the police, wherein, the son of the deceased alleged that despite warning against overcharging and capping on the bill amount by the state government, the doctor and the private hospital located in the Gwaltoli area of the city handed over an inflated bill for the treatment.
The case concerned a patient, who contracted COVID and was undergoing treatment in the facility in April. However, she passed away on May 16. Meanwhile, a bill of Rs 19 lakh was made that was paid by the family. However, they suspected overcharging and moved a complaint.
As per Inspector KK Dikshit, "After the death of the patient, the family was charged a certain amount. While the family paid the amount, they suspected that the hospital had overcharged them going by the charges laid down by the prevailing government norms. It was when the victim's son questioned the doctor, he was assaulted and threatened with dire consequences by the accused. The complainant has also accused the doctor of administering the wrong injection to his mother following which she died."