An FIR has been lodged against three doctors of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on charges of corruption and for allegedly performing procedures on patients without getting permission from them.
The FIR was lodged by a student of the university against medical superintendent of Sir Sundarlal Hospital,BHU,Dr US Dwivedi,Dean Dr Mandavi Singh and Assistant Professor of Cardiology Dr Dharmendra Jain. According to complainant Akhilesh Singh,a final-year student of MA Economics at BHU,Dr Jain has been performing balloon mitral valvuloplasty,a procedure for heart patients,on experimental basis and has been charging the patients while not showing the money on the record register of the hospital.
The accused have been booked under Section 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) of Indian Penal Code and under Anti Corruption Act as well as Medical Council Act.
On being contacted,Dr Jain refused to comment but said that as a doctor of cardiology,he does not need any separate permission to do the procedure. He said he was an expert on this type of intervention for heart patients and had done several workshops on it in front of faculty members and administration.