Dr K K Kaushik
Muzaffarpur: The death of six patients at Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital( SKMCH), Muzaffarpur, on October 2, 2016, for want of treatment due to absence of senior doctors has exposed the functioning of the hospital.
Muzaffarpur DM Dharmendra Singh has taken strong exception to the alleged absence of doctors during duty hours and directed SKMCH Superintendent Dr G K Thakur, to inquire into the matter and take necessary action. Dr Thakur while describing the matter as serious one said he was collecting information about the reported absence of doctors during duty hours. SKMCH Deputy Superintendent Dr Sunil Shahi has sought explanation from the doctors concerned.
Sources at the hospital said that Halima Khatoon of Meenapur, Rajni Devi of Katra, and Dashrath of Sahebganj, all of Muzaffarpur district, died as the doctors did not turn up to treat them despite repeated requests from the attendants. The death of six patients on October 2 has caused resentment among the attendants of all the patients admitted to the hospital. In fact, the patients are virtually being taken care of by the Interns as majority of senior doctors are busy with their private practice.