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Police have “booked” senior officials of a hospital in India after a 32-year-old woman suffered superficial burns while undergoing an MRI, apparently because of gold jewelry she was wearing.

The incident occurred July 18 at Ruby Hall Clinic in the Wanowrie area of the city of Pune, according to The Times of India. Sharad Khade, an assistant manager at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pashan, a suburb of Pune, said:

My wife was neither told to remove gold ornaments which she was wearing nor given necessary instructions before starting the MRI scan. Also, the emergency buzzer was not placed near her hand for her to indicate if she was having any problem during the period of the scan.

Khade said his wife “battled suffocation and breathing problem, none of which she could communicate to the staff as she was confined to the machine in the room, which was not attended to by any staff for 25 minutes.”

G. J. Khadse, senior radiologist and head of the radiology department at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune (which as far as we can determine has no connection with Ruby Hall Clinic), told The Times, “Normally, we ask patients to remove all kinds of metal jewelry, including gold jewelry. Usually, gold ornaments are allowed, as magnets fitted in MRI machine do not attract gold, but since gold may contain all kinds of metal impurities, it is always advisable to remove gold ornaments during the scan.”

Sujata Malik, MBBS, director of medical services at Ruby Hall Clinic, said, “We have initiated departmental action against the staff who did not take necessary measures like give the buzzer to the patient or instruct the patient to remove jewelry.”

She added, “We have, however, conducted a medical check on the patient on July 18, which is on our record, and it showed one or two very minor superficial blisters just on the chest, for which only topical treatment was advised. The patient was offered the same; however, she said she did not require it as she had taken the said medication at home.”

Dr. Malik said the hospital would offer any necessary further treatment at no cost.

D. V. Tambe, assistant inspector at the Koregaon Park police station, said Khade had lodged a complaint with the police. “We have booked the hospital administration for their negligence,” Tambe said. “We are investigating further.” The hospital’s medical superintendent, CEO, medical director, and senior doctors and technicians have been booked under laws relating to negligent conduct with respect to machinery, causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others, and acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention.

If we understand the Indian legal system correctly, “booking” refers to the filing of a “first information report”—essentially a complaint. Police enter such complaints in a book and use the information to begin an investigation.

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