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2 docs, 1 nurse suspended after rat bites patient in Telangana’s govt hospital ICU, ET HealthWorld

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HYDERABAD: Two doctors and a staff nurse working at the Kamareddy government hospital were suspended for alleged medical negligence on Sunday after rats bit a patient in the ICU.

The patient, SK Mujeebuddin, was bitten by rats on his legs and fingers on Feb 9. The three were suspended after a preliminary probe following a complaint by the family after they noticed the bite marks.

Officials said that Mujeebuddin had undergone decompressive craniotomy surgery at NIMS, Hyderabad, on January 21. He was on ventilator support with tracheostomy and later shifted to the ICU in Kamareddy hospital.

A preliminary enquiry by Kamareddy collector Jitesh V Patil concluded that ICU in-charge doctor Kavya, ICU in-charge general medicine doctor Vasanth Kumar and nurse G Manjula were negligent in taking care of patients in the ICU during night shift.

The services of district coordinator of health services, S Vijaya Lakshmi, is also surrendered to govt by the district collector,” a statement read. Following instructions from health minister Damodar Raja Narasimha, Telangana Vaidhya Vidhana Parishad commissioner Ajay Kumar later visited the hospital. The govt has also ordered a departmental inquiry into the matter.

“The government general hospital in Kamareddy has a capacity of 10 ICU beds. The rodent problem is due to dismantling work beside the ICU for renovation of the dialysis unit as well as because of food throw by patients’ attendants,” a statement issued by department of health, medical and family welfare stated.

It added that the department was monitoring the situation and “no untoward incident will be tolerated, especially in offering health care to the needy”.

TTGDA condemns suspension

The Telangana Teaching Government Doctors’ Association (TTGDA) on Sunday condemned the suspension of doctors. The association said the doctors were concerned only till they treat the patient and it was the responsibility of sanitation staff and officials to keep the hospital free from rats, dogs, pigs and insects.

“The suspension imposed on doctors by the DME for rats biting a patient should be lifted immediately and, if not, all the teaching doctors in the state will go on a strike. On Monday, all the doctors in govt colleges across the state will attend duty wearing black badges,” the TTGDA said.

  • Published On Feb 12, 2024 at 08:06 AM IST

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