Late Anamika Ray

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has upheld the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) order against the two doctors involved in the medical negligence case of late Anamika Ray.

Ray, who was an assistant professor at Gauhati University, underwent laparascopic gall bladder surgery in 2015 and later died due to alleged medical negligence.

Ray’s husband, Ankuran Dutta, a faculty of member of Gauhati University, had filed a case against the doctors alleging medical negligence.

The negligence was confirmed during an investigation carried out by the DMC.

The case was examined by the MCI following Dutta filed an appeal before the panel expressing dissatisfaction over the DMC order passed on June 16, 2017.

“I was not satisfied with the DMC order, and therefore filed an appeal to enhance the punishment awarded to the two doctors.

“Though MCI after examining the entire case do not submit to my appeal, but have made a judgement against the doctors considering that there was gross negligence on the part of the doctors,” Dutta said.

The MCI through an order issued on July 27, 2019 upheld the DMC order to remove the two doctors involved in the medical negligence case from the state medical register of DMC for 15 days.

“The ethical sub-committee of the Medical Council of India concluded that there is no infirmity in the order of the Delhi Medical Council and therefore, decided to uphold the order,” the order said.

Dutta, however, is not happy with the MCI order.

“I am still not happy with the punishment awarded to the two doctors as it is unfortunate that doctors found guilty of someone’s life still have the advantage to commit crimes through medical negligence and as a punishment get the 15-days holiday package under broad daylight,” he said.

Late Ray was undergoing treatment under Chandan Kr Deka and Abhijit Khaund at Navjeevan hospital in New Delhi and later was shifted to Jaipur Golden Hospital.

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