Ibrahimpatnam: Inquiry panel recommends action against 13 for botched-up surgeries

The government has also asked the DPH to file a criminal case against Dr. Joel Sunil Kumar, the surgeon who performed the surgeries.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  24 Sep 2022 5:53 AM GMT
Ibrahimpatnam: Inquiry panel recommends action against 13 for botched-up surgeries

Ibrahimpatnam botched-up surgeries: Inquiry panel recommends action against 13 staff; criminal case against doctor

Hyderabad: Telangana government has directed the Director of Public Health (DPH) to initiate action against 13 medical staff for botched-up family planning surgeries in Ibrahimpatnam on August 25.

This follows the inquiry report by an expert committee about Double Puncture Laparoscopy (DPL) surgeries in Ibrahimpatnam.

The government has also asked the DPH to file a criminal case against Dr. Joel Sunil Kumar, the surgeon who performed the surgeries.

According to the government memo, disciplinary proceedings will be initiated against Dr. Naga Jyothi, Deputy DMHO Ibrahimpatnam, Chandrakala, Head Nurse of Community Health Centre (CHC) Ibrahimpatnam, Dr. Geetha, Deputy Civil Surgeon CHC, Ibrahimpatnam, Dr. Srinivas, Medical Officer of PHC in Madgul, Dr. Kiran, Medical Officer of PHC Manchal, Dr. Poonam, Medical Officer of PHC Dandumailaram, Alivelu, Supervisor of PHC in Madgul, Mangamma, Supervisor of PHC in Madgul, Jayalalitha, Supervisor of PHC Manchal, Janakamma, Supervisor of PHC Dandumailaram, Dr. Jhansi Lakhsmi, In-charge District Coordinator of Hospital Services, Rangareddy, Dr.Sridhar, Superintendent of CHC, Ibrahimpatnam, and Dr. Swaraja Lakshmi, DMHO Rangareddy.

In addition to this, Dr. Jhansi Lakshmi has been removed from her post. Dr. Varada Chary, Superintendent of Area Hospital in Kondapur has been placed as the new Incharge District Coordinator of Hospital Services Rangareddy.

Dr. Swaraja Lakshmi, DMHO Rangareddy has been transferred and posted as Joint Director, Office of the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, Hyderabad.

On 25 August, four out of 34 women who underwent sterilization treatment died at a family planning surgery camp in Ibrahimpatnam. Following the incident, the government constituted a five-member expert committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the botched-up surgeries. The committee was headed by Director of Public Health G Srinivas Rao.

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