Satnam Singh post-mortem report: Doctors begin stir

Published: 08th September 2012 12:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2012 12:30 PM   |  A+A-

In protest against the government’s decision, not to withdraw the disciplinary action against the doctors in connection with Satnam Singh’s death, the doctors in the government sector, led by the KGMOA, has begun a non-cooperation strike from Thursday.

The KGMOA, in a press release issued here, said that the probe report of the additional director of health, which led to the transfer of doctors, was quite strange. The report clearly says that the patient was treated at Karunagapally Taluk Hospital and that the doctors at Kollam district hospital had checked on the patient who was in the ambulance.

Yet, the same report accuses that the patient was not treated at that time. The disciplinary action was recommended as the injuries on the patient was not reported.

The patient, who was admitted to the mental health centre here on August 3, died on August 4. Of the 77 bruise marks on the body, the post-mortem report clearly says that 75 happened on the afternoon of September 4. The other two were just small abrasions, said the report.

The Health Department doctors had decided on a non-cooperation strike against such a misleading probe report, said the KGMOA. The government decision to name such a strike as illegal is unfortunate, they said.

The KGMOA reiterated that patients were being treated even while the doctors were on strike and that is the conferences, VIP escorts and other duties which are being boycotted. The non-cooperation strike will not affect the general public.

The KGMOA said that the doctors would not yield to threats and would go ahead with the strike for a just cause.


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