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Gujarat: Doctor held for negligence 7 months after patient dies

The incident had occurred on January 9 when Geeta Khant (33), a native of Malekpur Padadi village in Lunawada Taluka of Mahisagar, underwent a Caesarean operation at Arohi Maternity Clinic.

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Dr Shaila Bhuriya, a surgeon who runs Arohi Maternity Clinic in Lunawada taluka of Mahisagar, was arrested by a team of Mahisagar Police on Saturday evening under IPC section 304 (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder). (Representational)

Seven months after a 33-year-old woman died due to a cotton mop being left behind in her abdomen — in a surgery conducted by a doctor at Lunawada in Mahisagar — police arrested the doctor after reports from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) confirmed negligence on her part.

Dr Shaila Bhuriya, a surgeon who runs Arohi Maternity Clinic in Lunawada taluka of Mahisagar, was arrested by a team of Mahisagar Police on Saturday evening under IPC section 304 (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

The incident had occurred on January 9 when Geeta Khant (33), a native of Malekpur Padadi village in Lunawada Taluka of Mahisagar, underwent a Caesarean operation at Arohi Maternity Clinic.

However, her health deteri- orated hours after the operation, after which she was referred to SSG Hospital in Vadodara.

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The woman died at the SSG Hospital due to complications arising out of the operation, after which it was revealed in the post-mortem that a cotton mop was left in her abdomen. A police case was lodged on the same day against the hospital management, after a complaint was submitted by the victim’s family.

“We sent the post-mortem report to the FSL after which the report came, recently. It mentioned that the woman suffered from abdomen infections due to a cotton mop left behind in her stomach. We have arrested the doctor now,” said a police officer in Mahisagar.