THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DISGRACEFUL THINGS THAT HAS COME TO LIGHT DUE TO MOBILE CAMERA AND SOCIAL MEDIA. NOW PEOPLE KNOW WHAT DOCTORS DO INSIDE THE OPERATION THEATRE, BESIDES PERFORMING THEIR DUTY, AND WHAT COULD BE THE REASON BEHIND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DYING ON THE OPERATION TABLE. HAVING DISAGREEMENTS AND ARGUMENTS AT A WORKPLACE, IS COMMON SCENARIO, BUT THIS PARTICULAR FEUD CAUSED SOMEONE TO LOSE THEIR NEWBORN BABY. TWO DOCTORS ENTER INTO AN ARGUMENT DURING SURGERY AND THEIR NEGLIGENCE LED TO DEATH OF A NEW BORN BABY….
The controversy sparked in Jodhpur, when a video clip of a group of doctors, at the Umaid Hospital in Jodhpur went viral on social media. In the video clip, two doctors are seen arguing over who should operate on the patient. The pregnant woman was lying on the operating bed and the fight continued for 30 long minutes. They completely neglected the woman’s newborn baby that was seen dying in front of them.
The accused doctors have been suspended immediately, the Rajasthan health minister has said that an enquiry committee has been set up, and those guilty will be taken to the task. No FIR has been lodged so far, in this case, However, the Rajasthan High Court has taken suo-moto cognisance of the incident and sought a report from the Jodhpur hospital.
One of the suspended doctors, Dr ML Tak, addressed the source, saying, “The other doctor was arguing with me while I was trying to administer anaesthesia to the child. I was trying to save its life. I have raised the issue with the principal.”
In the video, it can be seen that the pregnant woman is lying on the operating table while the heartbeat of her newborn baby kept dipping. The doctors can be seen getting into a bitter fight with the esteemed medical practitioners hurling abuses at each other. One of them can be heard saying, “Stay within your limits”, while the other replies, “You will pay for this”.
According to the sources, the other doctor involved in the fight, Dr Ashok Naniwal said, “The video shows the patient of another doctor, while my patient and her baby was in good health. The other doctors who were abusing me and laughing at my expense were not attending to their patient well, who died at the end.”
Indian Medical Association President Dr KK Agarwal said that the board will wait for the inquiry report to take any action in the case.
Health minister, addressed the sources saying, “We are waiting for the findings of an enquiry committee and will definitely take strict action against those guilty. We are yet to know the cause of the death.”
The Jodhpur incident comes just weeks after another case of medical negligence in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, that killed over 60 children at a government hospital. The incident rocked the entire nation and forced authorities to take note of the pathetic condition of health care services in the country.
What do you think about this incident? What should be the punishment given to this kind of negligence?