Disciplinary actions against 5 AIIMS doctors

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The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has initiated disciplinary action against five doctors of the hospital after they were found guilty of lapses in the treatment of a youth undergoing treatment for dengue, an official said on Thursday.

The 20-year-old victim, who died a month ago, was admitted to AIIMS after several refusals even after being confirmed to be suffering from dengue.

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His family members alleged that the doctors did not provide proper treatment to their son, following which a committee headed by head of the paediatric department, V.K. Paul, was formed.

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“One assistant professor has been charged with not having followed up on the patient after getting him admitted, while another was found to have not played a proactive role on the management front,” an AIIMS official told IANS.

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A senior resident doctor has also been served a show-cause notice for lack of post-admission involvement.

Two junior residents have also been found guilty of giving wrong and overdose of medicines, respectively, the official said.

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Internal disciplinary action has been initiated against the five doctors and relevant show-cause notice issued, seeking their explanation over the lapses.

A report has been submitted to the union health ministry.

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