After the procedure, she said that she did not suffer from any kidney ailment.
New Delhi: A senior doctor at AIIMS here allegedly performed a treatment of chronic kidney disease on a patient who had complained of abdominal pain. The doctor later tampered with the documents in a bid to cover up his fault.
Rekha Devi, 30, a resident of Saharsa, had come to the AIIMS for treatment of a complication caused by an abdominal surgery she had undergone at a hospital in her home town.
However, when she undertook the operation, she was surprised to note that she was being checked for abdominal deficiency. after giving her an local anesthesia on February 7 this year.
The doctor, who was told that she had complained of abdominal pain, made an arteriovenous (AV) fistula, a standard vascular procedure used to access blood for hemodialysis treatment in patients with chronic kidney disease.
After the procedure, she said that she did not suffer from any kidney ailment. The incident was then reported to the unit head, Dr Sunil Chumber, who got an inquiry conducted into the matter which found that the doctor had performed a “wrong surgery and had tried to cover up by changing the documents”.
The AIIMS administration has also formed a panel, under the chairmanship of Dean Dr Y.K. Gupta, to look into the alleged medical negligence by the doctor, who is an assistant professor in the department of surgery at the premier medical institute.
“The patient and the attendants were counseled regarding the adverse event and a corrective procedure was carried out the next day,” the preliminary inquiry report by the committee said.
“A wrong surgery has been performed on the patient which has not been documented in the patient records but was mentioned in the nursing report book,” it added.The findings have been submitted to the director.
Another inquiry, which was ordered by the AIIMS medical superintendent Dr D.K. Sharma also indicted the doctor and suggested withdrawing the assistant professor “from all clinical work.