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Dear Prabhu, it's time you paid attention to railway hospitals

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:41 IST

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has been winning accolades for his prompt replies to tweets of passengers in distress and following it up with swift action. Let's hope this would be the case here too.

Family members of late fourth-class employee, Vijaypal, allege that the gross negligence of the doctors and nursing staff at North-West Railway Hospital, Jaipur, cost the man lost his life. And, he is not the only unlucky one. Recently, railway worker Suman Sharma's daughter too lost her life due to the carelessness of the hospital staff, reportedly.

After Vijaypal's death, members of the labour union staged a protest outside the MD's house.

Allegations have been made that doctors hired on contract basis treat the patients while permanent doctors are busy making money.

Senior railway officers have remained mum on the two deaths which occurred in the span of two months.

Lack of action

Vijaypal's son Krishna Bihari alleges that he got his father admitted into the railway hospital on Saturday. Gynecologist Bhavna Garg checked his blood pressure and then nobody turned up. He alleges that he requested the doctors to refer him to another hospital, but nothing was done. His father passed away later in the night.

Officials avoid railway hospitals

Allegations have been made that senior officers don't get themselves treated in railway hospitals as they are aware of the inefficiency of the doctors. They are either referred to another hospital or go to another doctor.

First published: 16 February 2016, 1:42 IST
 
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