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PGIMER: PG Radiodiagnosis commits suicide, colleagues blame Stress

PGIMER: PG Radiodiagnosis commits suicide, colleagues blame Stress

Chandigarh:  A 24-year old post graduate medical student hailing from Tamil Nadu allegedly committed suicide in Chandigarh. Dr Krishna Prasath R, who doing his PG course at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his hostel room, police said.

He was a resident in the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, at PGIMER, and hailed from Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. He is survived by his parents and younger sister.

“Prasath was found hanging from the ceiling of his room. He used a rope to commit suicide,” Station House Officer at Sector 11 Police Station, Inspector Lakhbir Singh, said, adding the reason behind the extreme step was not known.A case had been registered, Singh said, adding further investigations were under progress. No suicide note was recovered from the spot, yet his colleagues informed the media, that he was suffering from depression.

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“Dr Krishnaprasath had joined the MD course here in January. He was very intelligent and was among top rankers in the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Delhi, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, too, but he chose this institute. He joined in the general medicine department and was posted for a while in the emergency. He could not take the pressure and in the third counselling he chose to shift to the radiology department,” one of the resident doctors at the hospital informed Hindustan Times. His colleagues further informed that he was not able to cope up with the stress and was also recommended to seek help.

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A report from Rameswaram said, Krishna Prasath was the son of a priest of a Lord Hanuman sub-temple in the famous Lord Ramanathaswamy temple complex in the island town.Quoting temple officials, the report said the family members of Krishna Prasath were informed about his death over phone and they have immediately left for Chandigarh.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami condoled his death and directed officials to make swift arrangements to bring his body to his hometown Rameswaram.He also announced a solatium of Rs three lakh to his family.

“Considering the family situation of the student, I have ordered a solatium of the Rs three lakh to the family of Krishna Prasath from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund,” Palaniswami said in a statement in Chennai.”

This is the second death of a PG medical student from Tamil Nadu since last month.28-year-old Sharath Prabhu, hailing from Coimbatore, was found dead at his rented flat in northeast Delhi’s Shahdara area on January 17.Prabhu was a first-year post graduate medicine student at the University College of Medical Sciences, affiliated to the Delhi University.Police had then said they were probing whether he died due to drug overdose.


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    Dr Jayant Verma March 17, 2018, 12:04 pm

    I did MCh neurosurgery from PGIMER
    Chandigarh .
    I is really stressfull life during .
    Some time inhuman also .
    Sorry to listen such brilliant dr committing suicide . PGI adm should make department for student counselor.
    May God give strength to family to face the crisis .

  2. PGIMS chandigarh, is the institute where entrance is through PG admission only. Supposed to be of among highest standard in our country. Obviously the work load is enormous, doctors work for 24 hours round the clock and still work is not completed, simultaneously doctors has to study a lot. Therefore lot of stress. I really feel sorry for untimely action taken by Dr krishna. God give the strength to the family to bear the loss

  3. I feel every first year Pg resident face this type of crisis. I have seen this and we have gone through this. Introvert students cant cope up , South Indian students generally respect students from North and when south Indian students go to North, they face severe problem including depression. May be the reasons are not so pleasant,

  4. Saddest news. Great loss for family and nation as well. How long will this continue? Many a times it is result of racism north v/s South and vice a versa. Aren\’t these all our children. People should be held accountable for this. Please all should wake up

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    Dr Venkata Rao Pulavarty February 28, 2018, 8:15 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the family.I want to share my experience in PGI Chandigarh.. During my 1st year residency in Internal medicine.. The senior resident created stress by scolding for petty things for no fault of mine..He was like a terrorist.I suffered from hyperacidity due to stress…I can never forget those dark days of my life..I can never forget that senior resident in my life.Fortunately I could withstand.