Anupama death: PGI changes two doctors on panel
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A day after PGIMER constituted a four-member inquiry committee to probe the death of Anupama, 17, who died after struggling for life for over a week, the director of the premier institute changed two members of the committee on Thursday.
The committee members were replaced after Chandigarh Newsline reported that two of the four members were not available for conducting the inquiry.
The probe panel was asked on Wednesday to submit its report within 48 hours. In all likelihood, the report is expected to be submitted on Friday.
While Dr S K Gupta of the department of neurosurgery has been replaced by Dr N K Tiwari of the same department, Dr Ashok Kumar of the department of hospital administration has been replaced by Dr R K Sharma of the same department.
However, so far the members of the committee have not spoken to the family of Anupama for recording their statements.
On Wednesday, as per the orders of PGIMER director Dr Yogesh Chawla, the committee comprised Dr Rajinder Singh, head of the department of general surgery, Dr Mandeep Dhillon, head of the department of orthopedics, Dr S K Gupta, department of neurosurgery, and Dr Ashok Kumar, department of hospital administration. While Dr Singh was appointed chairman of the committee, Dr Kumar was made convenor of the committee.
However, Dr Gupta is already out of station and is expected to join back on Friday evening. Dr Kumar is going out of station and is likely to join back by July 31.
City to be divided into three zones
Chandigarh: After the death of 17-year-old Anupama at PGIMER, which is being attributed to the delay in treatment, comes the approval for the long-standing proposal to synchronise all the three government hospitals in the city for better and effective patient care. At a meeting held on Thursday, it was decided that the city will be divided into three different zones for the purpose.
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