THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU
DARJEELING, 13 JANUARY 2018: Allegation of death of a patient due to doctor’s negligence at Darjeeling District Hospital has been made by the patient’s family members. In a press briefing held at Darjeeling Press Guild, the elder brother of the deceased Biju Rai said that Rai had been admitted in Darjeeling District Hospital after experiencing chronic stomach pain. She was being treated by Dr. A. Burman. Dr. Burman diagnosed the patient as having stone in the gall bladder. She was subsequently given a date for surgery. When the patient arrived at Darjeeling District Hospital on the said date for the operation, Dr. Burman said that since the patient was very weak and that she could not recover from the surgery, her date for surgery was postponed so that she could recover her strength. She was asked to be taken to her home to recover her strength. Subsequently she was re-admitted on the 13th of December for surgery. On the 15th of December she was taken for surgery. During operation Dr. Burman suspected that the patient was also suffering from Tuberculosis as such the operation was abandoned and gall bladder stone was not removed.