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Uttar Pradesh: Court fines doctor Rs 5,000 for writing autopsy report in poor writing


Once again the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 penalty on a doctor of Bahraich district hospital for writing autopsy report in poor handwriting.

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According to report, the penalty amount would be deducted from his salary. The doctor identified as Dr. Rama Shankar.

Justice Anant Kumar passed the order on a bail application filed by Shiv Poojan in a dowry death case, which was rejected by the court after hearing the same. Additional government advocate Rajesh Kumar Singh opposed the bail application.

The court had summoned Dr. Gupta, who had written the postmortem report of the deceased in a very poor handwriting.

Clarifying his poor handwriting, the doctor filed a typed copy of postmortem report and said before the court that his handwriting had become poor due to a heavy workload.

Not satisfying the explanation given by the Dr. Dupta, the  Court observed, “Time and again this court as well as the state government by issuing government order had instructed the doctors to write postmortem report and injury report in such handwriting which could be readable to all stockholders, including the court, so that speedy justice may be imparted. It was because of the poor handwriting disposal of this case was sufficiently delayed”, the court quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.

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