Upset over delay in Late Husband's pension disbursement, Punjab doctor allegedly commits suicide
Amritsar: Within a few months of the death of her husband, a medical officer attached to Amritsar Municipal Corporation allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous element on Monday.
As per various media accounts, the doctor was allegedly disturbed as the government was delaying the disbursement of the due pension benefits of her late husband. The Health Department has already started an inquiry into the matter of the alleged delay of releasing of pension benefits to the doctor.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that her husband was tested COVID positive and was undergoing treatment in a city-based hospital for 10 days. The doctor also developed a severe lung infection. He passed away from a heart attack after being infected by COVID. He was praised as one of the hardworking corona warriors by the chief minister himself and the health and family welfare minister was also present during the cremation.
As per the recent report by NDTV, the doctor was also suffering from ICU psychosis. ICU psychosis is a disorder that patients admitted to the intensive care units (ICU) of hospitals sometimes develop, becoming temporarily psychotic.
Some of the close relatives of the deceased doctor disclosed that she was upset due to the non-release of the pension of her late husband. The doctor had allegedly made repeated requests to the authorities but the government failed to deliver the pension benefits towards her husband who was also a medical officer and a COVID warrior.