KALPETTA: Though the exact reason behind the suicide of District Medical Officer Dr P V Sasidharan has not been ascertained yet, it was learnt that he had been disturbed over some political pressure. The top health official in district had been allegedly under political pressure ever since he prepared the list of selected candidates for the ‘part time sweeper’ (PTS) posts in the government hospitals in the district.
He made the list on the basis of an interview held on November 24.
However, the Health Department held the list in abeyance after a group of Congress men filed a complaint against it to the Health Minister.
The deceased official was reportedly asked to go to Thiruvananthapuram with the list.
There are also allegations that some Congress leaders wanted to include some persons in the final list as they had collected money from them.
“There should be a comprehensive probe to ascertain the veracity of the allegations and the corrupt should be punished,” said C K Saseendran, CPM district secretary.
NO ONE BLAMED
Police said the doctor has not blamed anyone in his final note, and requested to lay his body in the Wayanad DMO office for the public to pay homage
➤ “I don’t know if anybody has given complaint to the Health Ministry expressing dissatisfaction over the list. I will examine what has happened and I cannot say anything about it now without studying the issue,” N K Varghese, executive member of KPCC and UDF convener in Mananthavady said.