The Medical and Health Department will order a probe into the alleged rash behaviour and negligence of a homeopathy doctor, which caused the death of a six-year-old girl in Gudivada on Saturday.

It was alleged that T. Jagadeeswara Rao refused to treat the girl S. Sravya and pushed her out at the main gate in Dr. Gururaju Government Homeo Hospital when she came for tonsils treatment. The gate accidentally fell on her head leading to her instantaneous death.

The doctor allegedly said that the out-patient counter was closed for the day and pushed the girl and her mother out.

Speaking to The Hindu on Sunday, DMHO K.M. Sunanda said the officials concerned would conduct an inquiry into the incident on Monday.

“The death of Sravya was very tragic and unfortunate. Doctors should behave in a responsible way and we will not tolerate the negligent behaviour of doctors. The inquiry report will be submitted to the Regional Director (RD), Ayush Hospitals, Rajahmundry, as the Homeopathy Hospitals come under the RD’s control,” said the DMHO.

Meanwhile, the Gudivada One Town police arrested the doctor and took up investigation.

The body of Sravya was handed over to the family members after post-mortem.

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