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Anupama’s death: Now PGIMER to form panel of external experts

After drawing flak for the internal inquiry conducted into the death of Anupama,the PGIMER authorities have decided to conduct another probe.

After drawing flak for the internal inquiry conducted into the death of Anupama,the PGIMER authorities have decided to conduct another probe. For this purpose,a committee of external experts will be constituted.

Anupama,the 17-year-old student of Government Girls Senior Secondary School,Sector 18,had died on July 24 at the Advanced Trauma Centre of PGIMER due to alleged delay in treatment. Her leg had been crushed under the wheels of a CTU bus after she fell trying to board it.

The PGIMER spokesperson said,“The PGI administration has decided to expand the scope of the inquiry to look into the death of Anupama. It has been decided that a committee of external experts will be constituted. The experts will be finalised in the coming days.”

The external experts are likely to include doctors from other institutes apart from experts from other professions. During the internal inquiry that was conducted,Anupama’s parents were not called for questioning. However,the PGIMER authorities maintained that since this was an internal inquiry conducted to ascertain medical facts and technical aspects of treatment,the statement of the family was not recorded.

The probe that was marked by the hospital had faced flak right from the start. A four-member inquiry committee was constituted. However,two of the four members were not available for conducting the inquiry. The following day,two members were replaced. The committee,in its report,gave a clean chit to the doctors,putting the blame on the ‘crowdedness’ at PGIMER.

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