Leading surgeon Pratap Sanyal was convicted under the Probation of Officers Act for negligence of duty in treating a patient in connection with a case in 2006.
The court order stated that the convict is placed on probation of good conduct and good behaviour for a period of one year and he should execute a bond of Rs 10000 with a surety of a like amount.
The order also directed the probation officer to report to the court from time to time.
The probation officer appeared before the court and took the bond from the convicted doctor on Tuesday.
Sanyal was accused of stitching a patient’s body without removing the corrugated drain pipe from her abdomen which had been inserted during her surgery in January 2006.
When the patient Shrabani Deb, a librarian in a government degree college complained of pain after her surgery, Sanyal advised her to do a CT scan in Agartala Government Medical College.
The scan detected an eight inch corrugated rubber drain pipe inside her abdomen.
However, the surgeon refused to believe the scan report and sent the patient to another private diagnostic centre in Agartala where the doctors refused to report the matter of the drain pipe and asked the patient to consult the surgeon.
After eight months of tolerating the pain, the drain pipe was finally removed by a hospital in Kolkata in 2007.
However, when Sanyal still refused to accept the findings of the report and misbehaved with the patient party, a complaint was lodged against him.
During a trial in the lower court, Sanyal insisted on an inquiry committee as the police charge-sheet accused him of medical negligence.
The committee made a report stating that a pipe going missing after operation is rare and boosted the surgeon’s case by saying he was quick to react to the situation with proper skill and tact.
Sanyal had then filed a petition with the High Court in 2011. However, the High Court dismissed the case and allowed the trial court to go for criminal proceedings against Sanyal. Finally, today, he was convicted for negligence of duty.