In a significant development,the external inquiry committee probing the death of 17-year-old Anupama held its meeting on Monday and recorded the statements of a number of doctors who were involved in her treatment. Sources in the hospital administration said that the statements of 10 doctors besides the hospital staff were recorded by the committee.
Significantly,the committee members also came across certain documents related to the treatment of the victim which hold the key from the perspective of the ongoing inquiry into the matter .
In fact,this was the first time that the committee members asked the doctors and the hospital staff to give their side of the story. Earlier,during one of the meetings,the statements of the doctors could not be recorded for internal reasons.
Interestingly,the meeting which lasted over two hours still remained inconclusive on the issue. Sources said that the committee was going to record the statements of at least two more doctors and nurses,who were present on duty at the time of the treatment of Anupama.
The external inquiry committee was constituted by the PGIMER under the chairmanship of Dr S S Gill,vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University,Faridkot,to ascertain the facts leading to the death of the girl at PGIMER on July 25 after her parents alleged negligence and delay in treatment as the reasons for her death.