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Panel to Probe How Doctors Failed to Detect Bullet Lodged in the Head of a 11-Year-Old Boy

by Kathy Jones on February 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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 Panel to Probe How Doctors Failed to Detect Bullet Lodged in the Head of a 11-Year-Old Boy

A Delhi hospital has constituted a panel of three doctors to probe into possible negligence on part of the hospital authorities which led to a bullet lodged in the head of a 11-year-old boy go undetected.

Nakul Bhargava was admitted to Dr Hedgewar Hospital after being shot in the head by an unknown person. The doctors at the hospital failed to detect the bullet in his head and discharged him after administering first aid. However when Nakul complained of restlessness and intense pain, he was taken to a doctor who conducted a CT scan and found the presence of metal in his head.

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He was then taken to Jain Neuro Centre at Jagriti Enclave in Anand Vihar where the doctors conducted a 27-hour surgery to remove the bullet. Dr Rajesh Kalra at the Dr Hedgewar Hospital revealed that an investigation will be carried out to determine whether the doctors on call were negligent.

"Preliminary enquiry has revealed that there was no reason of suspicion about the presence of a bullet in the child's skull. Nakul's parents were also unaware about this. When they came to the hospital, they only said that he had sustained injury after falling into a ditch. It is a very rare incident and investigation is under process", he said.



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