Human Rights Commission directs Medical Council to suspend or cancel licence of negligent surgeon

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has directed the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) to suspend or cancel the licence of Dr Mannan Singh whose negligence led to a 32-year-old patient lose his leg following amputation.

Dr Mannan Singh, an MS in surgery, works as registrar in the surgery department of Yashwant Rao Chavan Hospital, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune.

The MSHRC has also ordered the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the patient. Dr Singh has also paid a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the patient, reports Indian Express.

In 2015, Balasaheb Dengde was diagnosed with varicose veins disease, in which his veins in the legs had widened and bulged out. In September 2015, he was operated on for the disease at Yashwant Rao Chavan Hospital, Pune.

According to his wife Sonali Dengde, during the surgery, Dr Singh damaged the femoral artery in the right leg that carries blood supply to lower limb. The artery damage led to excessive bleeding forcing Balasaheb to undergo amputation.

The commissioner of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation directed Pune’s Sasoon Hospital to investigate the case. A committee of five doctors that was formed observed, “Injury caused during the surgery indicated gross negligence.”

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