Negligence will not be tolerated: Jharkhand CM to all govt hospitals
"Instead of taking the responsibility to solve the problem - every officer wants to shift it. This is really sad, but the situation will change now. This attitude will no longer be tolerated," the CM said
Jharkhand: Chief Minister recently expressed disappointment at the alleged negligence of doctors at a government hospital in Koderma where they allegedly kept an elderly accident victim waiting till his relatives reached from neighbouring Bihar.
It took the Koderma district police two days to find out a relative of the patient and his family members complained that he did not get any treatment during this period. The chief minister took exception to the conduct of the management of the Koderma Sadar Hospital where 60-year-old Bihar resident, was admitted with a fractured leg following a road accident.
The injured, who was at the Koderma hospital since the mishap took place 14 days ago, was referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Tuesday following the instruction of the CM. Instead of giving him priority treatment, the hospital waited for his relatives to reach there, the chief minister said after receiving a complaint from the patient's family. "This attitude has been there for the last few years.
Instead of taking the responsibility to solve the problem - every officer wants to shift it. This is really sad, but the situation will change now. This attitude will no longer be tolerated," the CM said in a tweet. In a tweet, the CM directed the management of all (government) hospitals to treat patients with sensitivity. "The police has the responsibility to locate relatives of unknown issues while doctors should focus on the treatment of the patients," th CM said in his tweet. The CM asked the RIMS management to treat the patient and asked Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray to arrange for sending him to his home at Ekangar Sarai of Bihar's Nalanda district after treatment.
Sources in the Koderma hospital said, after the police took the man to the facility 14 days ago, the elderly man could not properly tell anything about himself. The police found out a nephew of his after two days and he started staying with him, sources said. They also claimed that the Koderma hospital also lacked the specialist orthopaedic required to treat the patient.