Doctors booked for laxity in treating COVID positive judge in Kanpur

Apr 22 2021 04:51 PM
Doctors booked for laxity in treating COVID positive judge in Kanpur

Kanpur:  Police said, a case has been lodged against a hospital in Kanpur over lack of facilities and carelessness after the Kanpur Chief Medical Officer accompanied the district judge to the hospital for treatment. The judge had tested positive for Covid-19.

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by the Kanpur Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Anil Mishra, who had accompanied the judge to the hospital, they said. Kanpur Police Commissioner Asim Arun said.

The staff members have not been named in the FIR, he said. The case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, the police said.

In his complaint, Mishra said that he accompanied Judge R P Singh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, to Naraina Medical College after informing its manager Amit Narain. "We took the elevator to take the judge to an upper floor but it got stuck for a long time," he said.
After they got out of the elevator, Mishra alleged, there were no doctors to take care of COVID-19 patients and neither was any specialist present to attend to Singh. Some caretakers of patients also complained of negligence and disorder at the hospital, he claimed.

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