After Doctor Bhalavi's departure, when the hospital administration approached the District Medical Officer, another doctor was sent to perform surgery on the remaining unconscious women. The district administration has now ordered a detailed investigation into this matter.
Nagpur: A surprising case of Nagpur came into limelight today when a doctor, angry over not getting tea in a government hospital, suddenly left the operation theater midway. The incident took place on November 3 at a local health center in Mauda tehsil of Nagpur. Notably, eight women were scheduled for family planning surgery (sterilization) on the said day. An investigation has been launched against a doctor, officials said.
After performing surgery on four women and giving anesthesia to the remaining female patients, a doctor named Tejrang Bhalavi requested a cup of tea from the hospital staff. However, when his request remained unfulfilled, he unexpectedly left the operation theater without performing the remaining operation.
After Doctor Bhalavi’s departure, when the hospital administration approached the District Medical Officer, another doctor was sent to perform surgery on the remaining unconscious women. The district administration has now ordered a detailed investigation into this matter.
After learning about the incident, Nagpur Zilla Parishad’s CEO Saumya Sharma said an 3-member investigation committee has been constituted to look into the incident. Appropriate action against the doctor will be taken based on the committee’s report.
While elaborating the incident, she said, “On Friday, November 3, a family planning operation was organized in the government hospital of Mauda tehsil. Dr. Tejrang Bhalavi of RH Government Hospital of Ramtek tehsil was called to perform the operation. He performed 4 operations and left 4 behind. This is the news given to me by the Panchayat Samiti member.
I promptly called the health officer of Nagpur Zilla Parishad and asked him to send doctors for the remaining operations. I was told that he did not get tea so he left the operation. I have ordered an swift investigation against the accused doctor and a three-member committee has been formed for it. After the report comes, action will be taken against them. This is a very serious matter. If doctors are leaving such operations for the sake of tea, then action should be taken against such doctors under 304 of IPC.”