Irked over the prevailing mismanagement and apathetic attitude of the hospital staffers towards the patients and their relatives, the activists of the Uttarakhand Nav Nirman Sena gheraoed the medical superintendent (MS) of the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) Hospital, Dr K K Tamta on Friday. The activists led by its president Sushil Kumar arrived at the hospital, met Dr Tamta and submitted a memorandum addressed to the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Sushil Kumar is learnt to have told Dr Tamta that gross mismanagement prevailed in the biggest hospital of the state with patients and their attendants not being treated well by the hospital staffers. Expressing strong resentment on the recent incident in the hospital of a four- year- old rape victim being denied treatment by the hospital staff, Kumar said that the staffers had insisted on an FIR being lodged first with police prior to the start of the treatment. He vented his anger over the lack of professionalism and humanitarian approach being seen among the doctors and other staff members of the hospital. He further said that getting proper health facility is the basic right of every individual and the state government should do everything to ensure that the health facilities are provided to everyone.
In the memorandum, the organisation cited the incidents of a woman giving birth on the floor of the hospital toilet and a person being forced to carry the body of his brother on his shoulders among others which, they said, have dented the image of the hospital.
Saturday, 09 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun