Two Doctors Suspended After Rats Bite Patient At Telangana Hospital

Hyderabad, Feb 12 (Maxim News): The Telangana government has suspended two doctors and a nursing officer at the government hospital in Kamareddy town after a patient was bitten by rats.

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Three employees in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) section at Government Medical College and General Hospital, Kamareddy were suspended for alleged medical negligence following an inquiry by Vaidya Vidhana Parishad commissioner Ajay Kumar

Kamareddy district collector Jitesh V. Patil ordered the suspension of ICU in-charge general medicine doctor Vasanth Kumar, ICU in-charge doctor Kavya, and nursing officer G. Manjula. The district collector also surrendered the services of the hospital superintendent to the government.

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Meanwhile, hospital employees on Monday staged a protest over the suspension of three colleagues.  Wearing black badges,  doctors participated in the protest in front of the hospital.  They demanded that the suspension be revoked.  They threatened to go on strike if the suspension was not lifted. 

The Telangana Teaching Government Doctors Association (TTGDA) has condemned the suspension of doctors.  the association said the doctors were concerned only till they treated the patients and it was the responsibility of sanitation staff and officials to keep the hospital free from rats, dogs, pigs, and insects.  The patient was undergoing treatment at the government hospital at Kamareddy district headquarters.

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Patient Shaikh Majueebuddin was bitten by rats on his hands and feet in the ICU on February 9.  According to hospital officials, he had undergone decompressive craniotomy surgery at NIMS, Hyderabad on January 21. He was later admitted to Kamareddy Hospital and was on ventilator support. 

Attendants of other patients also complained about the rat menace at the hospital. They demanded hospital authorities to take immediate action to solve the problem. (Maxim News) 


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