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Bihar: Angry docs go on strike as gynaecologist arrested for negligence


PATNA: Angry doctors in Bihar have gone on wildcat strike after a gynaecologist was arrested by the police for gross negligence that led to death of a child in mother’s womb.

The doctor in question Dr Nibha Sinha was arrested in Jamui district on Wednesday after a case was registered by victim’s husband Ranjit Mehtar. The arrest comes a month after the case was lodged.

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In his complaint, the complainant said he admitted his wife Pooja Devi to the accused clinic after she developed labour pain but the doctor refused to attend her until she was paid Rs 10,000.

He alleged the doctor just refused to show any mercy on him even though he promised to deposit the money the very next morning. This led to death of his child ultimately but luckily her wife survived.

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“The evidence found during the course of investigation is sufficient to establish charges of criminal negligence against the doctor,” local district superintendent of police Jayant Kant told the media today.

Angry doctors later proceeded on strike to protest arrest of lady doctor. The state unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in the meanwhile has sought immediate release of the arrested doctor, terming the charges against her as “false and baseless”.

“The charge against Dr Sinha is false and baseless. We request you for her immediate release or we will go on strike,” IMA president Dr Sachchidanand Kumar and secretary Dr Harihar Dixit said in a joint letter to state DGP.

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