Indian doctor jailed in UK over patient's death
Kovvali admitted causing the death of Fellows by gross negligence in failing to carry out an adequate clinical assessment, failing to send the patient to hospital as an emergency when he paid him a home visit as a locum and failing to diagnose diabetic ketoacidosis from which he died.
Prosecutor Michael Burrows said, Fellows, who lived with his family in Hands worth, Sheffield, had no medical history of diabetes but suffered from anxiety and depression.
Kovvali's defence lawyer said the father of two had "misdirected" himself. He had a particular interest in mental health matters and coupled with Fellows not taking his medication it led him to rule out diabetes as a risk factor, his lawyer said.
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