PGIMER probes J&K patient’s charge: ‘doc said you throw stones, seek treatment here’

The PGIMER administration has ordered a probe into the allegation levelled by the patient’s family.

Written by Adil Akhzer | Chandigarh | Published:May 8, 2017 5:31 am
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“You throw stones at our security forces in the Valley and come here to seek treatment,” a doctor at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh (PGIMER) allegedly told a patient from Kashmir. The PGIMER administration has ordered a probe into the allegation levelled by the patient’s family.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Javaid Ahmad Malik, a resident of Srinagar, said he took his mother, Nasreena, to the neurosurgery department at PGIMER on Thursday.

He said Nasreena is suffering from Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm, and had been referred to PGIMER by doctors in the Valley.

At the neurosurgery department’s OPD, the doctor reportedly told them, “Aap wahan hamare sena par pathar maarte ho aur yahan elaaj karane aate ho (you throw stones at our security forces there, and come here for treatment)”.

“I don’t know who the doctor was… He was fine until he saw the prescription cards of hospitals in Kashmir… he threw them away,” alleged Malik, adding that the nameplate outside the doctor’s room read Dr Manoj Tiwari.

When contacted, Dr Tiwari denied the allegation, and said he was not in town that day.

According to the PGIMER prescription card, the doctor advised angiography. Malik said he was informed that the treatment would cost Rs 15 lakh. “Another patient said he got the same treatment done for only Rs 80,000. I decided to return to Kashmir, because I cannot afford the treatment,” he said.

“We have been treating thousands of patients from J&K and all the other states. Such an incident has never happened here. This has been brought to my notice and I shall get the matter investigated,” said Professor Jagat Ram, PGIMER Director.

“PGI has already initiated an internal probe… We have sought a report from the head of department. If any doctor is found guilty, we will immediately initiate action,” said a senior administrative official.

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    Raj
    May 9, 2017 at 11:36 pm
    Nothing wrong has been said by the doctors it is True they throw stones at our forces seek tre atment here according to me they should seek treatment in stan or from geelani and and other leaders who support stone throwers
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      Jeevan
      May 9, 2017 at 11:56 am
      Bahut sahi bola...ab jao na stan yaha india main muft ki khaane aa jaate hai yeh pattharbaaz.....jao stan main tumhaara ilaaz karega woh mulla hafeez ya nawaz
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        Sudheer Thaakur
        May 8, 2017 at 10:14 pm
        even if doctor made the comment , whats wrong. he only repeated a well known and repeated fact.
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          Bharat
          May 8, 2017 at 9:12 pm
          When the riots broke out in Kashmir the Hindus were air lifted to the pathankot army hospital as the local Kashmiri doctors threw out the Hindus. Give them the same treatment. Ask them to leave their women and children behind and go to Stan ... Announce these messages loudly on the public announcement and radio in Kashmir ... I would love to see the 1990 pundit exodus reversed on these people....
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            Rohit
            May 8, 2017 at 8:45 pm
            If it had really happened'its very bad
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              IslamForFoools
              May 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm
              Non Muslims are stupid to treat terroist
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                NEO
                May 8, 2017 at 11:11 am
                THIS ONE MORE TRICK OF THIS islamic GUYS TO HOW TO DIVIDE THE SOCIIETY BY BEING INNOCENT VICTIM. ask that halal@@@@@ piadash, WHERE IS THE PROOF???????????????????????????????? ITS THE MERCY OF DOCTORS AND THE RELATIVES OF THE OTHER PATIENT THAT YOU ARE STILL ABLE TO SPEAK......IF I WOULD HAVE TO BE, THEN SLOWLY SUCK YOUR MONEY TO THE @$$$$ AND THEN FINALLY DO THE jebehh TO ALL YOUR TERRORIST MINDSET PEOPLE..... REMEMBER, YOU GUYS DESERVE FOR IT...................................
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                  NEO
                  May 8, 2017 at 11:08 am
                  WHAT IS THE PROOF THAT DOCTOR SAID HIM SOMETHING LIKE THAT??????
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                    rk
                    May 8, 2017 at 10:16 am
                    Believe in. Kashmiri and kejariwal at your own peril
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                      Sunder
                      May 8, 2017 at 10:08 am
                      Sack the Doctor. He must be as lousy at medicine as he is in dirty politicking. What are his professional ethics and conduct rules ? (I expect all RSS/BJP trolls, boorish Ram Madhavs and Braggadocio Sombit Patras to sing praises to the Doctor for his 'nationalism'.)
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                        rameshnk
                        May 8, 2017 at 9:50 am
                        Do not have symapthies for these Kashmiris? Why at all we should have sympoathies. These people have sympathies for Terrorists, attend funerals in Thousands, Shout anti India slogans, tell Quit India etc. Why should they be given services by rest of India. Let them rot in Kashmir. They should get paid back in the same coin. Absolutely no symaptyhy for these Kashmiris. Just rememeber yesterday's incidence- Thousand to mourn a terrosirt. Byt hardly anybody at the Kashmiri Muslim security man;s funeral. That shows the senamak haram kashmiri muslims do not deserve any sypamthy. In fact they should be handled like war criminals.
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                          Varinder
                          May 8, 2017 at 9:42 am
                          It is emotion which has made doctor to give this kind of statement. If we see some one harassing our known person or poor people we will also give same statement. Doctor must have control his emotion and done his duty. He should not be punished.
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                            razdan c
                            May 8, 2017 at 8:36 am
                            I wonder why this probe. Has the doctor said something wrong. Is it not a well known fact. Or it is crime to express oneself
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                              bitterhoney
                              May 8, 2017 at 11:35 pm
                              Men of such communal mentality do not deserve to be a doctor, he should be full time member of BJP.
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                              Arpit
                              May 8, 2017 at 7:47 am
                              Though i don't like what he said, you cant fault him for saying what he said. Instead of hack patients, common people should hackle the foxes (Hurriyat) when we see them in public. What he said is true, but rarely said.
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                                Mohammad Dar
                                May 8, 2017 at 8:04 am
                                Typical hindu two faces hog of hinduism immorality by faith, in human form.
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                                  amecho
                                  May 8, 2017 at 9:37 am
                                  where from Hindu and Muslim comes in between. sick mind
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                                    rameshnk
                                    May 8, 2017 at 9:53 am
                                    Mr.Dar what is the morality of namak haram kasmhiris. They take money from India like beggarsd and sympathise with stani. Why do not you along kashmiri muslikms go to stan and setlle tehre for Good. Good riddance for India, and
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                                      KT
                                      May 8, 2017 at 9:56 am
                                      Why are you making this as Hindu vs Muslim.. its not fair to play this tactics here...we have to deal with the real issue as a nation..As an Indian....United...not Divided by any topic..
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                                        rovingeyein
                                        May 8, 2017 at 10:39 am
                                        You are fckin jihadi ungrateful bstards..you should have been sent to Porkistan once Porkistan was created on the basis of religion..biggest mistake of Nehru- hi fraudsters...
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                                          NEO
                                          May 8, 2017 at 11:08 am
                                          abe behen choooowd halal@@@@@@@@2 ki paidaish, anywhere you go, you guy's work speaks............................. WHAT IS THE PROOF THAT DOCTOR SAID HIM SOMETHING LIKE THAT??????
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                                        Rakesh Pandit
                                        May 8, 2017 at 7:45 am
                                        What doctor said is true!! Kashmiri muslim bhikhari want free treatment. When they dont get it, they play victim card. Haram ke paise chaiye.
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                                          SP
                                          May 8, 2017 at 7:34 am
                                          Kashmiris excel in playing victim and endirsing violence.No laws apply to them.
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                                            andy
                                            May 8, 2017 at 7:14 am
                                            Some Rascal they eat here and stone here shame of u some Kasmiris rascals they survived with our income tax
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                                              Avinash
                                              May 8, 2017 at 6:57 am
                                              Alternate news, also known as fake news
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                                                Dhananjay
                                                May 8, 2017 at 6:45 am
                                                Emotionally he is 100 correct in saying like this but professionally he should have avoided
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                                                  Romik
                                                  May 8, 2017 at 6:36 am
                                                  I am sure all Kashmiri people are not anti national. Some are and others are not. They shoudl all have a Havan in Srinager and do Shanti path. Om shanti Om shanti Om!
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                                                    Santosh
                                                    May 8, 2017 at 6:19 am
                                                    What wrong has the doctor said?
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                                                      deepak sankhla
                                                      May 8, 2017 at 6:48 am
                                                      Per IE all nationalists are communal hate mongers whereas kashmiri stone pelters are freedom fighters
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