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Salem GH staff to be grilled Thursday

A departmental inquiry has been scheduled for Thursday over the incident of an migrant labour’s wife from Andhra Pradesh delivering a  baby in a public place after allegedly being sent away by Salem GH staff.

Published: 25th April 2013 10:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2013 10:47 AM   |  A+A-

A departmental inquiry has been scheduled for Thursday over the incident of an migrant labour’s wife from Andhra Pradesh delivering a  baby in a public place after allegedly being sent away by Salem GH staff.

According to the Dean R Vallinaygam, a three-member team comprising of senior doctors Mustaffa, Ravichandran and Manohari Ravichandran, would hold an inquiry with seven staff members of the delivery ward, including doctors, nurses and support staff, who were on duty on the day of the incident.

Lakshmi, the woman, and her husband Samuel, a migrant labourer, have been asked to attend the inquiry. The couple had moved out of the GH and reportedly returned to their native village in AP on their own accord against medical advice.

CCTV footage of the ward would also be used as key material evidence, the Dean said.

The team after the inquiry would submit its report to the Director of Medical Education and the Collector.

Meanwhile, the CPI(ML) district committee issued a press statement here calling for a public inquiry into all issues concerning the welfare of patients at the GH.

The statement seeks withdrawal of cases against women activists registered by Shevapet Police following a complaint lodged by the staff of the delivery ward.

The statement said that all issues faced by visitors and patients should be subjected to a public audit and solutions should be arrived at based on its findings.



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