Family members of a 25-year-old youth who died after being administered an injection at a hospital on Sunday evening have filed a police complaint against a doctor and a ward boy,who have gone missing after the incident.
Prakash Puwar,a resident of in Pandesara who worked at a textile processing unit,developed an ear infection a few days ago and was undergoing treatment at Parshva clinic run by Dr Rahul Shah,an ENT surgeon. When there was no improvement,Dr Shah advised him to undergo a minor operation at Vardhaman Hospital in the city since his own clinic did not have sufficient facilities.
On Sunday afternoon,Dr Shah successfully carried out the operation on Puwar,who even talked to his parents and brothers who had gathered there. Later in the evening,Prakash consumed some juice brought by his younger brother Sanjay Puwar.
In the evening,Dr Shah sent a ward boy in the Vardhaman hospital to administer an injection to Prakash. A few minutes after being administered the injection,Prakash complained of chest pain and cried loudly before falling unconscious.
Prakash was rushed to Bharti Maiya Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
The deceaseds family members searched for the ward boy and Dr Shah but could not find them. Later,Sanjay Puwar lodged a complaint at the Pandesara police station. Prakashs body was sent to New Civil hospital for post mortem.
My brother was fine after the operation and even talked with us on Sunday evening. Later,after he was administered the injection,he became unconscious and died. We believe the ward boy gave some wrong injection, Sanjay said.
Pandesara police inspector A B Vatalia said they had called Dr Shah and his ward boy and a probe was under way.
New Civil Hospitals medical superintendent Dr M K Wadhel said the post mortem report was awaited.
Dr Shah failed to respond despite many calls.