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Docs demand medical board to probe Hukam Singh's death

A day after Haryana health minister recommended action against Rohtak Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) officiating director Dr Rohtas Yadav and senior professor Dr Dhruv Chaudhary for being "highly irresponsible and unprofessional" in the treatment of Haryana ex-chief minister Hukam Singh, the Resident Doctors' Association at the institute has demanded the setting up medical board to probe the case.

punjab Updated: Mar 11, 2015 20:22 IST
HT Correspondent
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A day after Haryana health minister recommended action against Rohtak Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) officiating director Dr Rohtas Yadav and senior professor Dr Dhruv Chaudhary for being "highly irresponsible and unprofessional" in the treatment of Haryana ex-chief minister Hukam Singh, the Resident Doctors' Association at the institute has demanded the setting up medical board to probe the case.

Vij had recommended suspension of the top doctors on the basis of a report submitted by Haryana medical education director general Pradeep Kasni who had probed the matter.

A delegation of doctors, headed by president of the association Dr Varun Garg, gave a representation to the officiating vice-chancellor of Pandit BD Sharma University of Health Sciences, VK Jain, on Wednesday.

"Only a competent medical board comprising professionals from the doctor fraternity could assess whether there was any lapse," Garg claimed.

He added that if had been a delay in providing ambulance then it was an administrative lapse and not any gap in treatment that could be blamed on doctors.

"The association does not approve of a probe, conducted by an administrative official, which indicts doctors for medical lapses," he said.

The officiating vice-chancellor Jain said that the university was yet to receive any
letter of confirmation from the chancellor-cum-governor house about the suspension of the professors.

THE CASE

Former Haryana chief minister Hukam Singh had died on February 26 at a private hospital in Gurgaon after being shifted from the PGIMS on family's requesting for second opinion from outside specialists.
The ex-CM's family had complained that the PGIMS was late in providing it with ambulance to move him to Gurgaon, which deteriorated his health and led to his death.
At this, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had ordered an inquiry.

DOCS DO NOT ATTEND OFFICE

Meanwhile, officiating director Dr Rohtas Yadav did not attend office on Wednesday. Sources said that he had taken casual leave and had gone out of town. Dr Dhruv Chaudhary is on a week's leave and is reportedly suffering from swine flu.

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If there was a delay in providing ambulance then it was an administrative lapse and not any gap in treatment that could be blamed on doctors.
Dr Varun Garg, president, Resident Doctors' Association