In the Anupama Sarkar medical negligence case against Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU), the medical records of Anupama were submitted before the UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on Monday.
“The treatment record reveals that Anupama was admitted to the ATC disaster ward on July 17, but was given almost nil treatment over the next two days as there is no record of changing the dressings or washing of the wounds on those days,” said Pankaj Chandgothia, counsel for the complainant. He further said that in the record book it was stated that on July 18, she was posted for plastic intervention for the degloving leg injury, and on July 19 it was recorded 'waiting for surgery-posted for OT'. However, he added, there was no mention of any proceedings for a plastic surgery.
The counsel for the defendants submitted a 117-page medical record of Anupama regarding her treatment at PGI, as directed by the commission, on the request of the prosecution. During the hearing, the defendants requested for more time to file their replies, which was granted by the commission. Giving them a week's time, the bench headed by Commission chief Justice (retd) Sham Sunder directed them to file a reply along with affidavits on or before October 30.
The case was filed with the UT Consumer Commission in August, seeking compensation to the parents of 17-year-old Anupama, the girl who was run over by a CTU bus, and died due to alleged medical negligence of PGI authorities.
An 85-lakh compensation claim was filed against PGI, Advanced Trauma Centre, Dr Jujhar, the doctor who treated her, Dr Murali, who conducted the postmortem, and Chandigarh Transport Undertaking on allegations of deficiency in service and negligence.