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Father-son booked for giving wrong medicine to 5-year-old boy
HT Correspondent,  28 February 2020
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On Thursday, a father-son duo was booked in Patiala for apparently risking life of a five-year boy by administering wrong medicine.

According to the police, the child is in intensive care unit (ICU) of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, as he is in coma and his condition is critical, due to their negligence. The police said that they are trying to find whether the accused are MBBS doctors or quacks. The accused, identified as Garja Singh and his son Kulwinder Singh, are residents of Ghaggar Sarai village near Shambhu.

On February 6 and again on February 8, the accused gave wrong medicines to the victim. The latest medical reports of the victim specified that the said medicines had led to infection in both the kidneys. The child was admitted at the duo’s clinic for complaints of cough and cold.

The child’s father Avtar Singh, a resident of Noshehra village, told police that his five-year-old son was suffering from cough and cold and hence he took him to the accused’s clinic at Ghaggar Sarai.

Garja and his son both were there at the clinic on February 6 and Garja gave some medicine to the child but he did not improve. So they approached the clinic on February 8 and the child was administered the same medicine again. After two days, the child’s health started to worsen and had to be admitted in a private hospital in Rajpura. He was referred later at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, and the doctors performed few tests and further referred him to PGIMER.

As per the medical reports, it confirmed that the medicine given by the accused duo has led to the infection in both kidneys of the patient. Prem Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Shambhu police post, said that they yet to find out whether the accused have the required qualification or not to run the clinic. The complainant is a laborer and had no idea if the alleged are MBBS doctors or quacks.

A case has been registered under Section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 15C of the Indian Medical Council Act against alleged father son duo at Shambhu police station.

Source: Hindustan Times

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