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Chandigarh phase VI civil hospital: Woman pharmacist says doctor threatened her

According to the woman, she lodged a complaint with the SMO with the signatures of other staff members who were present on the spot when the incident took place.

A woman pharmacist on Wednesday alleged that a doctor misbehaved with her while she was on duty in a local civil hospital in Phase VI.

She also lodged a complaint with her senior authorities following which a four-member committee was constituted by the senior medical officer (SMO), which will submit its report on Thursday.

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According to the complainant, the woman, who is posted as a pharmacist in the civil hospital, Dr Tejvir Singh of the children ward came to her office and asked for some medicines. The woman alleged that when she told Singh that the medicine was not available in the store, he started shouting at her and also threatened her.

She alleged that the behaviour of the doctor was rude and that other employees gathered in her office when he started shouting at her. She added that she informed the SMO about the incident. The nursing employees held a brief protest inside the hospital premises following which the SMO reached the spot and summoned the doctor and the complainant.

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According to the woman, she lodged a complaint with the SMO with the signatures of other staff members who were present on the spot when the incident took place.

Dr Tejvir Singh refused to comment on the incident.

SMO Adesh Kaur Kang told the Chandigarh Newsline that she received a complaint from the woman and formed a four-member committee comprising a female doctor and three senior doctors. She added that she had informed the civil surgeon about the incident and the committee will submit its report on Thursday following which further action will be taken.

Parents blame docs for newborn’s death 

The health department on Wednesday said there would be an inquiry into a complaint in which the complaint alleged that his newborn daughter died allegedly because of the negligence of the doctors at the civil hospital in Sector 22 on Tuesday evening.

The doctors at the civil hospital had referred the patient to the GMSH, as fumigation work was going inside the operation theater of the health hub.

Health director Dr Vantita Gupta said two senior doctors would investigate the matter. “I will mark an inquiry on Thursday,” she said.

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On Wednesday, a Khurud Raipur resident submitted a complaint to DHS alleging that his newborn daughter died because of the negligence of the doctors. “Early on Tuesday morning, my wife was admitted in the civil hospital and at 7pm, the doctors there referred us to GMSH-Sector 16,” said Mahinder.

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He added that though the normal delivery happened at GMSH, the doctors said they were late. ENS