Two suspended for denying patient stretcher at Erode government hospital

S Prakash and P Muthusamy who were on duty on the day of the incident, May 27, have been placed under suspension from Tuesday.
Image used for representational purpose.
Image used for representational purpose.

ERODE: Two attenders of the Erode government hospital have been suspended for not providing a stretcher to a 75-year-old patient. Another staff member has been transferred.

S Prakash and P Muthusamy who were on duty on the day of the incident, May 27, have been placed under suspension from Tuesday. M Mythili who worked in the emergency care unit was transferred to Bhavani Government Hospital, said sources.

M Sornam, 75, of Periya Valasu in Erode, was brought to the hospital for treatment of a leg injury by her daughter Valarmathi. Sornam’s leg was severely injured when she was hit by a bike. The duo had arrived in an autorickshaw. Valarmathi asked the hospital staff for a stretcher to take Sornam from the hospital gate to the casualty section.

As no stretcher was provided for a long time, Valarmathi carried her mother herself and admitted her to the emergency care unit. Some people on the hospital premises took a video and shared it on social media. The video went viral on social media. Ambika Shanmugam, Joint Director of the Health Department, investigated as the matter came to light.

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