Gujarat – A senior doctor has been arrested for performing caesarian surgery upon a pregnant lady while drunk, resulting in death of mother and child on Monday night in Botad district of Gujarat.
22-years-old, Kaminiben Chanchiya, was brought to Sonawala Government Hospital when she started experiencing labor pains. The chief medical officer of the hospital and senior doctor, Dr. Paresh Lakhani, reluctantly operated Chanchiya while he was heavily drunk.
This resulted in heavy bleeding, and she was rushed to a private hospital. The blood-loss was profuse that she lost her life in the ambulance. No sooner she died, her baby too passed away.
Dr. Lakhani has had 15 years of experience, but the relatives of Chanchiya have accused Dr. Lakhani for negligence. He has been arrested under Prohibitions Act.
“The police found that the doctor was drunk while on duty. He was first booked under the Prohibition Act and was arrested. His blood sample was sent for testing,” said Botad Superintendent of Police Harshad Mehta.
The dead bodies are sent for autopsy to conclude if the deaths occurred due to negligence.
“As per Supreme Court guidelines, only a committee headed by a civil surgeon can determine negligence charges. If the report is positive, we will book him under provisions of IPC related to negligence,” Mr. Mehta added.