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Kottayam: FIR Against 2 Doctors And Labs For Misdiagnosis

Kottayam: FIR Against 2 Doctors And Labs For Misdiagnosis


Thiruvananthapuram, 9 June 2019: The Gandhinagar police in Kottayam district on Saturday filed FIR against two doctors of Kottayam Medical College Hospital and two private labs for misdiagnosing and subjecting a woman without cancer to undergo chemotherapy.

 

The FIR was registered against doctors Renji and Suresh Kumar K and Dianova laboratory, run by a former pathologist of the hospital, and CMC diagnostic centre.

 

"IPC sections 336 and 337 has been slapped against them,"police sources said.

 

FIR against 2 doctors and labs for misdiagnosis and subjecting woman without cancer to undergo chemotherapy.

 

Section 336 relates to "act endangering life or personal safety of others" while 337: "causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others."

 

The victim, 38-year-old Rajani V of Kudassanadu in Alappuzha district had lodged a police complaint in this regard.

 

The case: Rajani had sought treatment on February 28 for an unnatural growth on her right breast. She was subjected to chemotherapy after test conducted at a private lab revealed a small area of malignancy on her breast. Later on the report of the medical college hospital revealed the growth was non- cancerous.

 

Soon after the incident came to light, health minister K.K.Shailaja had asked the hospital authorities to conduct a probe and submit a report. Mumbai Mirror