Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Politics

Sambit Patra under medical council scanner for negligence that caused patient’s death

SabrangIndia 02 Apr 2019

The Delhi Medical Council is investigating a complaint made against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and another doctor in a case of post-operative negligence.

 
Sambit patra

New Delhi: The Delhi Medical Council is investigating a complaint made against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and another doctor in a case of post-operative negligence.
 
The complaint dates to 1 August, 2014, and was filed by a general physician who said that her 81-year-old mother after being operated upon for piles by surgeons Alok Aggarwal and Sambit Patra at NKS Hospital in 2013, received no post-operative care or supervision, which led to heavy bleeding and her death within a week of the surgery.
 
The complaint had been examined by the DMC's executive committee and referred to its disciplinary committee a month ago, said the DMC's president Arun Gupta. He added that a date for hearing the complaint will soon be fixed, according to The Economic Times.
 
Patra says that he has received no intimation of a hearing from the council. "I don't want to comment on it right now. I am not involved in the case anyway as I was just the referring doctor," he said.
 
The BJP spokesperson is contesting from the temple town of Puri in Odisha for the Lok Sabha elections and is receiving flak for his campaign.
 
Earlier this week, a picture of Patra in Puri with the idol of Lord Jagannath led to complaints from the Congress with the Election Commission, alleging he was campaigning with a religious symbol. Puri Collector Jyoti Prakash Das has reportedly filed a show cause notice against the BJP candidate for allegedly conducting a rally without permission.
 
Responding to the charges, Sambit had said, “BJD and Congress are afraid. I am Odiya so I first visited Jagannath. People gave different things, like garlands. In Pipili, one elderly person gave me the idol. I will reply to the notice when I receive it”.
 
Sambit Patra is up against incumbent BJD MP Pinaki Mishra and Congress candidate Satya Prakash Nayak.
 
A video from the campaign trail posted by him drew criticism online and was immediately slammed by BJD as evidence of ‘failure’ of the Modi government’s Ujjwala Yojana.
 
In the video, Patra is seen sharing a meal in a poor household, where a woman appears to be cooking for the family and Patra’s campaign team. Twitter users questioned Patra why the poor woman was cooking on a wood fire, instead of using an Ujjwala cylinder.
 
 
 

Sambit Patra under medical council scanner for negligence that caused patient’s death

The Delhi Medical Council is investigating a complaint made against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and another doctor in a case of post-operative negligence.

 
Sambit patra

New Delhi: The Delhi Medical Council is investigating a complaint made against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and another doctor in a case of post-operative negligence.
 
The complaint dates to 1 August, 2014, and was filed by a general physician who said that her 81-year-old mother after being operated upon for piles by surgeons Alok Aggarwal and Sambit Patra at NKS Hospital in 2013, received no post-operative care or supervision, which led to heavy bleeding and her death within a week of the surgery.
 
The complaint had been examined by the DMC's executive committee and referred to its disciplinary committee a month ago, said the DMC's president Arun Gupta. He added that a date for hearing the complaint will soon be fixed, according to The Economic Times.
 
Patra says that he has received no intimation of a hearing from the council. "I don't want to comment on it right now. I am not involved in the case anyway as I was just the referring doctor," he said.
 
The BJP spokesperson is contesting from the temple town of Puri in Odisha for the Lok Sabha elections and is receiving flak for his campaign.
 
Earlier this week, a picture of Patra in Puri with the idol of Lord Jagannath led to complaints from the Congress with the Election Commission, alleging he was campaigning with a religious symbol. Puri Collector Jyoti Prakash Das has reportedly filed a show cause notice against the BJP candidate for allegedly conducting a rally without permission.
 
Responding to the charges, Sambit had said, “BJD and Congress are afraid. I am Odiya so I first visited Jagannath. People gave different things, like garlands. In Pipili, one elderly person gave me the idol. I will reply to the notice when I receive it”.
 
Sambit Patra is up against incumbent BJD MP Pinaki Mishra and Congress candidate Satya Prakash Nayak.
 
A video from the campaign trail posted by him drew criticism online and was immediately slammed by BJD as evidence of ‘failure’ of the Modi government’s Ujjwala Yojana.
 
In the video, Patra is seen sharing a meal in a poor household, where a woman appears to be cooking for the family and Patra’s campaign team. Twitter users questioned Patra why the poor woman was cooking on a wood fire, instead of using an Ujjwala cylinder.
 
 
 

Related Articles

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Theme

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Campaigns

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Videos

Communalism

Bastar violence: Anti-Christian Campaign causes breach in Adivasi unity

Hundreds of Adivasi church-goers across villages in Narayanpur and Bastar, Chhattisgarh have been experiencing boycott, intimidation and violence since December last year, forcing them to leave their homes and live in refugee camps. Reportedly, Adivasi districts across Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh is seeing a rise Hindutva mobilisation against Christians .

Communalism

Bastar violence: Anti-Christian Campaign causes breach in Adivasi unity

Hundreds of Adivasi church-goers across villages in Narayanpur and Bastar, Chhattisgarh have been experiencing boycott, intimidation and violence since December last year, forcing them to leave their homes and live in refugee camps. Reportedly, Adivasi districts across Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh is seeing a rise Hindutva mobilisation against Christians .

IN FACT

Analysis

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Archives