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6 months social service – Punishment to doctors who dumped patient


6 months social service – Punishment to doctors who dumped patient

Surat: 6 months suspension order has come to three resident doctors of SKIMS as a punishment, who allegedly threw a patient out of the SMIMER( Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research) hospital.

In a unique disciplinary action, the College Disciplinary committee has also ordered them to do 6 months of social work at the trauma centre while they will not be able to do medical practice nor will they be able to attend or take any lectures.

The disciplinary action comes in a case that took place in the month of October 2016. A patient was brought to SMIMER by 108 ambulance for treatment of damaged legs. At the hospital, the patient confessed that  he had come to Surat for begging as his legs were severely damaged. In place of treating him, Chaudhary, Iyer and Sapadia dumped the patient in Iyer’s car and threw him near Neyol Patia adds TOI.

The same patient was later brought to the hospital in a 108 ambulance for surgery for his damaged legs. He then identified the doctors bringing the case to light. The entire incident has been recorded  on CCTV camera of SMIMER college

SMIMER dean Dr Kalpana Desai said, “They have realized their mistake and almost cured the person after he was admitted the second time. This another six months of social service will make them more service oriented.”

 


Source: with inputs
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  1. It is very difficult to treat such Pt\’s
    Because there will be no relatives
    Who can take care of such Pt\’s
    V the doctors can treat the Pt\’s only when there are relatives so that they can take care of the pt during hospital stay and after discharge
    In such cases it it worth arranging an NGO who can take care of such Pt\’s
    Right now v r facing similar problem in rims college
    A pt neglected begger with large wound over rt leg with maggots bone is exposed
    Passed urine and stools in the bed no clothes to wear
    Now what should v do with such Pt\’s
    V may help him for couple of days
    Arranging to take bath dressing of wound
    Then what next
    This above Pt\’s needs amputation
    V the doctors
    Whether senior or junior or residents
    What to be done with such Pt\’s
    It is very easy to criticize fellow doctors or medical staff

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    Dr Chiniwalar V V February 14, 2017, 8:09 pm

    Being Doctors they should not have taken such a step.

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    Dr Ranendra Lal Modak February 13, 2017, 8:57 pm

    But who and how to arrange the treatment cost in a private set up since the treatment is usually take longer time?

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    DR A V RAVI KUMAR February 13, 2017, 1:17 pm

    Surprised. Why did they take this patient in their personal car to dump him? They could have referred him to some other hospital if they were not interested in treating him.

  5. WORDINGS USED TO DESCRIBE SHOULD BE MEDICAL FOR eg.A patient was brought to SMIMER by 108 ambulance for treatment of \”damaged legs\”. WHAT IS DAMAGED LEG MEANS?