Six Covid-19 related deaths due to negligence lead to probe in all the deaths in Meerut

  • | Thursday | 24th September, 2020

An FIR is also registered against the manager and the owner of the hospital under IPC section 304 (a) (causing death by negligence) and under relevant sections of the Epidemic Disease Act,1897.

Meerut Divisional Commissioner Anita C Meshram has ordered an enquiry in all 194 Covid-19 related deaths that took place in the district so far after an incident of six deaths of Covid-19 patients, reportedly, due to the negligence at a private hospital came to light.

An FIR is also registered against the manager and the owner of the hospital under IPC section 304 (a) (causing death by negligence) and under relevant sections of the Epidemic Disease Act,1897.

“A four member investigation committee should be formed to probe all Covid-19 related deaths. This committee should include Meerut’s chief medical officer, principal of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial (LLRM) Medical College and two representatives from the Indian Medical Association. This committee will investigate the Covid-19 related deaths and see if any negligence has dome in the treatment of the patients,” Meshram said.


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