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Nine days on, no action against govt doc for private lab tests

No action has been taken against the junior doctor even nine days after the authorities of the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) constituted a three-member committee to look into the role of junior resident doctor, after he was allegedly caught red-handed on August 11 for calling a private lab attendant inside the premises of the hospital to collect blood samples of a patient to conduct medical tests.

punjab Updated: Aug 22, 2016 15:48 IST
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The committee, which had missed its deadline to submit the report within 48 hours, is now expected to submit it by Tuesday.(Representative image )

No action has been taken against the junior doctor even nine days after the authorities of the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) constituted a three-member committee to look into the role of junior resident doctor, after he was allegedly caught red-handed on August 11 for calling a private lab attendant inside the premises of the hospital to collect blood samples of a patient to conduct medical tests.

The committee, which had missed its deadline to submit the report within 48 hours, is now expected to submit it by Tuesday.

Expressing his displeasure over series of events, Rajendra Sharma, a social worker who caught the junior resident doctor red-handed for calling a private lab attendant red handed, said, “It has been more than a week since the incident and I have been asking for an action, but all I have got is assurances from medical authorities. No action has been taken.”

A resident of Jura Fatak, Harcharan Singh, was admitted to the hospital by Rajendra after the former met with an accident on August 11.

The doctor on duty told Rajendra that the patient was required to undergo medical tests for HIV as Hepatitis C, for which an attendant from a private lab had to be called to collect blood samples. After initial argument with the doctor, Sharma took up the matter with medical superintendent Dr Ram Sarup Sharma.

Dr Ram Sarup had assured that strict action will be taken if the employee is found guilty as these tests are available in the hospital and the committee headed by head of ortho department, Dr HS Sohal, will be submitting report within 48 hours.

Explaining the delay in the entire process, Dr Ram Sarup said “We are very much aware of the situation. The delay has been due to public holidays. The committee will submit its report on Tuesday and desired action will be taken.”