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All doctors are not saints: Some loot patients in the garb of Covid-19 pandemic

All medical doctors should not saints: Some loot sufferers within the garb of Covid-19 pandemic

 

Muneeb-ul-Islam

Anantnag, Might 27: Covid-19 Pandemic has given an ample alternative to some ‘greedy’ medical doctors to loot poor sufferers of their non-public clinics and Nursing Properties. Earlier, there have been reviews from North Kashmir that some medical doctors are taking undue benefit of current disaster and are advising sufferers to go to their non-public clinics and Nursing Properties for regular surgical procedures however now reviews are surfacing that some medical doctors have turned this pandemic into enterprise in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district and are looting sufferers within the title of regular surgical procedures.

Principal, Authorities Medical Faculty Anantnag, Dr Showkat Geelani informed information company KNT that motion can be initiated towards these medical doctors who deal with sufferers at non-public clinics, conduct regular surgical procedures and cost hefty quantities. “It is unacceptable,” he mentioned.

Pertinently, authorities have directed medical doctors working in authorities hospitals to chorus from conducting regular surgical procedures because of the scenario arising out of COVID-19 pandemic however majority of the medical doctors are profiting from the scenario by conducting surgical procedures of their non-public clinics and personal nursing houses in Anantnag.

After the enforcement of lockdown, GMC Anantnag stopped conducting regular surgical procedures within the hospital. This has given a chance for these authorities medical doctors to loot the sufferers. “A doctor at GMC is not bound now to conduct normal surgery in the hospital. He simply asks the patient to visit his private clinic or the Nursing Home, conduct normal surgery there and charge hefty amount from the patient. This is sickening and the practice must be stopped,” mentioned an area.

“You don’t do normal surgery in a government hospital just to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection, but what about private clinics, are they immune to such infection,” he mentioned.

Sufferers say that authorities directive, asking to not conduct regular surgical procedures of sufferers within the hospitals, have proved a gold mine for some voracious medical doctors and the homeowners of personal clinics.

Hospital information reveals that not a single regular surgical procedure has been performed at GMC Anantnag for the reason that enforcement of lockdown and all these regular surgical procedures have been performed by the medical doctors deputed at authorities hospitals at non-public Nursing Properties.

Satirically, In-charge Chief Medical Officer Dr Zaagu declined to share the info with KNT saying that he has no file of surgical procedures performed at Nursing Properties.

The very fact is that each Nursing Residence is meant to submit its information about its operations, surgical procedures and different works earlier than the Chief Medical Officer on month-to-month foundation. “The data reveals everything while authorities in Health Department don’t want to open the Pandora box.”

“Scores of patients visit on daily basis at private nursing homes. The doctors there, who also work in government hospitals, conduct surgeries. The same doctors refuse to conduct any surgery in the government hospitals.”

“Government issued the order in public interest so that spread of COVID-19 infection can be contained, but these doctors misused this order and forced patients to visit their private clinics. This practice is still going on under the nose of the government.”

A few incidents occurred in current previous depicting the greed of some medical doctors. In North Kashmir, police detained a physician for analyzing sufferers at his non-public clinic, caring a fig for social distancing norms. One other physician was taken to process for mingling a Covid-19 affected person with frequent attendants in his clinic.

The fault lies with the Well being Division, which regardless of understanding the info, is appearing as a mute spectator.(KNT)

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