A Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of Haryana cadre, Dr R S Chauhan, was shunted out of the MLA Hostel dispensary in Chandigarh and transferred to Mewat on deputation, reportedly because he did not visit a Cabinet Minister to inspect his wound and instead sent a nurse, who advised ‘wrong treatment’.
Haryana’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma , who is a patient of diabetes, recently suffered a foot injury. As a result of the ‘wrong treatment’ advised by the nurse the minister contracted an infection. He had to be admitted to PGI, where he underwent a surgery.
The Haryana government is also likely to initiate departmental proceedings against the doctor and the nurse. Chauhan had been posted with the MLA Hostel dispensary in Sector 3 of Chandigarh for more than a decade.
Sources said that till September 1, the nurse kept on advising the minister for fermentation of the wound. She also advised the minister to dip his wounded foot in hot saline water. However, the treatment failed to provide any relief to the minister and he developed an infection.
As the injury aggravated, Sharma consulted a friend, who advised him to immediately visit PGI. Sharma went to PGI, where he was operated upon on September 6. He continues to be admitted in PGI.