An FIR was lodged against the Fortis hospital management and doctors more than a year after a cotton gauze pad was left in the abdomen of a woman during a Caesarean section.
On December 23, 2013 Namrata aged 33 was admitted to the hospital following labor pain. After the cesarean surgery she complained of abdominal pain. An ultrasound scan revealed a gauze in her abdomen. After a surgery to remove the gauze pad, Namrata and her husband went to the police.
"The matter was raised before the district administration. The administration had formed a medical board-cum-committee. An additional chief medical officer, DSP and city magistrate were part of the panel. The committee, led by then Noida city magistrate KP Singh, submitted its report on August 12 this year. In its investigation, it found sheer negligence while treating the victim. The administration directed the police to lodge an FIR," Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate NP Singh said.
An FIR under section 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of IPC has been lodged against the hospital management, the doctor and the team that treated the victim.
A Fortis spokesperson said, "We take such matters very seriously and are looking into it. Fortis Healthcare is committed to the highest levels of safety for its patients wherein detailed surgical safety checklists are followed and maintained."