COVID patient's death in medical college: No evidence for medical negligence, states police report
Kochi: The police report on the death of a COVID patient in Kalamassery Medical College stated that it could not find any lapses on the part of the hospital authorities. Primary investigation has been completed in 3 complaints filed in connection with the case that a patient died due to the medical negligence.
Police stated they could not find evidence to prove that the death of the patient was not resulted from negligence of hospital authorities. The primary investigation report has been handed over to the commissioner. They have informed this to the relatives of the deceased patient.
Police has informed that hospital authorities have not committed any mistake that warrants legal action. Meanwhile, Harris’ family has reacted against the police action. They said that they will take further action once they get a copy of the report.
The incident became a controversy after a WhatsApp voice clip of nursing officer Jalaja Devi came to light. Following this, many people came forward with complaints against the Medical College. Police had recorded statements from these people as well.
Police stated that the doctors and the patients who were undergoing treatment at that time did not say anything about medical negligence. The medical college had clarified that there was no lapse in treatment and submitted the superintendent’s report to the Director of Medical Education Department. However, the report was dismissed by the Director.