BMC responsible for Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death, says IMA

Indian Medical association (IMA) holds Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) responsible for Dr Amarapurkar’s death. Doctor's association has decided to take a stern action against the corporation. Dr Amarapurkar’s body was found on Thursday morning

On Thursday morning, Bombay hospital’s noted gastroenterologist Deepak Amarapurkar’s body was found in Worli. His death has created a huge stir in the medical field. Doctors have blamed BMC for Dr Amarapurkar’s death, by demanding a strict action against BMC officials.

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar

Dr Sudhir Patil IMA president Mumbai Chapter “Every person’s life is important. This is an absolute negligence and a criminal offense by the BMC. IMA will take stern action against BMC in this matter. IMA is calling an urgent meeting; we will discuss the possibilities about taking further action against BMC. IMA is with the family.

He added, “We have lost a gentleman. It’s a great loss or the fraternity. Though it’s a nature’s fury we must be prepared for this.”

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shivkumar Utture, central working committee member and IMA, state office bearer, said, “BMC should take the onus of this.  BMC keeps manhole open but this concept of opening the manhole is wrong. We must bring accountability to the person sitting on the desk. It’s an easy way for the BMC to keep the manhole open during rains. But this should be discouraged. How a person walking on the road would come to know about a manhole? BMC should put a flag or signboard there so that people can see it. “

When my Medical Mantra spoke to Dr Amarapurkar’s close associate and general physician Dr Gautam Bhansali, from Bombay hospital said, “The body was found at 7.15 am Thursday morning. Search operation was on for last 16 hours. Now, PM is going at Sion hospital.”

Dr Amarapurkar was last seen on Tuesday evening, when he got off his car near his home at Elphinstone Road and started walking in waist deep water and was missing, since then.