A 48-year-old accident victim in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun lost her life as the doctor treating her got allegedly busy on a call. Later, he got into a 20-minute argument with sub-inspector Sushil Panwar, who had brought her. A viral video of the argument has drawn criticism. “If the death is due to negligence, appropriate action will be taken against those responsible,” District Magistrate Kumar Prashant said.
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Senior Doctor Somulu Naik was arrested when he raised a concern regarding shortage of beds at primary health center, during a Covid-19 review meeting, after which the Guntur Collector Samuel Anand Kumar lost his cool. The Collector ordered the DSP to arrest him under Disaster Management Act, 2005. Doctor Naik who was detained after an argument with the district collector, was released after hours in the evening.
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Telangana as of September 3, is listed on top of the list of COVID positive cases among the healthcare workers including doctors, paramedics and support staff in the country, with 18%. It is followed by Maharashtra (16%), Delhi (14%), Karnataka (13%), Puducherry (12%) and Punjab (11%) . Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that they have informed the states and union territories to ensure the safety of workers and advised them to… read-more
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Manjunath, a 50-year-old doctor succumbed to COVID-19 on July 23 at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Manjunath developed high fever and breathlessness, but due to the absence of the Corona test report, almost three private hospitals denied him admission. Dr. Nagendra, the kin of Dr. Manjunath … read-more
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Kannan, a 24-year-old native of Udumalaipet in Tirupur district, had recently finished his post graduation and was working as an on-field doctor. He died by suicide after jumping off the 3rd floor of the men's hostel at Stanley Medical College in Chennai. While fellow doctors claim it might be due to work load, the police denied such claims and are conducting inquiries. The victim didn't leave a suicide note.
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On July 17, Shikrapur police registered a case against eleven doctors and two hotel owners as they were found partying at a Resort near Talegaon Dhamdhere, Pune. As per the guidelines, more than five people cannot gather at a place, during the lockdown. The Police arrested them for violating Section 188, 260 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
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Another video surfacing over social media has gone viral, claiming the doctors and medical staff have denied treatment to the coronavirus patients and have refused to admit them in the hospital. The medical staff complained about the shortage of 'beds' and 'oxygen' in the hospital, but it seems to be vacant and is reserved only for the high profile people, as reported in the video.
Unreleased government data reveals that about 15,000 frontline workers have tested positive from Coronavirus due to lack of PPE kits and proper protection gears while on-duty. Dr Rajan Sharma, Head of Indian Medical Association has published a paper according to which 1,302 doctors have tested COVID-19 positive, while 93 have died. Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared a red alert to Health care workers (HCWs) to raise their guard.… read-more
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MotherPod Innovations Pvt Ltd launched mobility services for health-care workers, on July 17 at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. The service titled "Sainik for Doctors," is dedicated to commute the Covid-19 health-care workers from their homes to hospitals. The vehicles used for the commutes are piloted by ex-military servicemen, and is said to be sanitized before the commencement of every journey. MotherPod guarantees that… read-more
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