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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

PGI Chandigarh: doctors told to summon security before announcing patient's death

From https://www.nyoooz.com/news/chandigarh/1066322/chandigarh-pgi-doctors-told-to-summon-security-before-announcing-patients-dea/ Taking strict note of manhandling of doctors at its emergency wing, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) director has told resident doctors to inform security personnel first before breaking the news of a patient’s death to attendants. Dr Jagat Ram has also ordered a quick-response team (QRT) of 12 security guards to keep an eye on untoward incidents threatening the safety of doctors in the emergency wing. “Next week a meeting of resident doctors, representatives of hospital administration and security wing will be called to finalise the new measures,” a senior administrative officer, not wishing to be named, said. The child died on Wednesday night, following which his family started hurling abuses at the female doctor and broke a machine,” said Dr Sandeep Tula, vice-president, Association of Resident Doctors (ARD). We have filed a police complaint against the family.”“For their safety, I have told all resident doctors working in the emergency to inform the QRT before informing attendants about the death of a patient. Taking strict note of manhandling of doctors at its emergency wing, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) director has told resident doctors to inform security personnel first before breaking the news of a patient’s death to attendants. Dr Jagat Ram has also ordered a quick-response team (QRT) of 12 security guards to keep an eye on untoward incidents threatening the safety of doctors in the emergency wing. This team will be in addition to the 40-odd security guards posted in the ward. On the night of March 21, attendants of a 13-year-old critically ill boy created ruckus inside the emergency, hurled abuses at a female doctor and broke a dialysis machine costing Rs 21 lakh, after the doctors could not save the child. “The boy had end-stage cancer. For three days, the doctors had been informing the father that bone marrow transplant was the only solution, but his family could not afford the expenses. The child died on Wednesday night, following which his family started hurling abuses at the female doctor and broke a machine,” said Dr Sandeep Tula, vice-president, Association of Resident Doctors (ARD). Attacks on doctors March 21: Attendants hurled abuses, threatened a resident doctor after she could not save a child suffering from end-stage blood cancer May 2017: A resident doctor was slapped by a patient’s attendant in the emergency medical OPD as the doctor failed to save the patient August 2016: A resident doctor was manhandled by a patient’s attendant in emergency Dr Jagat Ram said, “This behaviour is highly inappropriate and will not be tolerated. The doctors give their best to save lives and do not deserve this treatment by attendants.

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