Indian doctor jailed in UK for wrong diagnosis

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 06:38 hrs

London: An Indian doctor in the UK has been jailed on charges of manslaughter following a man's death after he wrongly diagnosed him.

A court sent Dr Bala Kovvali to jail for two-and-a-half years because he ignored the classic signs of diabetes-related poisonous acids building up in 42-year-old Andrew Fellows' body and said the patient was just depressed and had a headache, Daily Mail reported.

Fellows died at home less than nine hours later.

"It was criminal negligence and a wholly preventable death followed," the judge said.

Kovvali, 64, admitted that the death occurred because of his negligence, the report added.

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