Early Times Report
Jammu, Apr 20: How deep rooted the nexus between some doctors and administration of Government Medical College Jammu is can be gauged from this: the enquiry report into a patient's death, allegedly due to a doctor's negligence, is yet to be submitted even after two months.
The 'blue eyed' doctor, who was appointed over a non-existent post as Liaison Officer, had operated upon a patient without supervision of any senior faculty member, which is mandatory as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
"Following death of the patient, an emergency meeting of faculty members was called to investigate. Some faculty members objected to the clinical working by the Liaison Office
(doctor) and also to his conducting surgeries for which he is not entitled, "a senior doctor, seeking anonymity, said.
Following death of the patient, an emergency meeting of faculty members was called to investigate. Some faculty members objected to the clinical working by the Liaison Officer (doctor) and also to his conducting surgeries for which he is not entitled.
Later, a committee was formed to probe into the death, and it was asked to submit its report within a week. "But since the doctor enjoys proximity with some politicians, the committee has not submitted its report even as two months have passed since the patient's death," the sources said.
They alleged that the doctor had been appointed over a non-existent post in the GMC&H Jammu few months ago.
When contacted, GMC principal Dr. Sunanda Raina said, "I don't know about the status of case right now as I am outside the office. Only after looking into the matter I will be able to comment."