Ima Decries Action Against Doctors And Nurses After 11 Covid Patients Died In Maharashtra Hospital Fire News

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Wed, 17 Nov 2021 11:00 PM IST

Summary

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has condemned the action against the doctors and nurses of the hospital after the death of patients in a fire at a government hospital in Maharashtra.

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A fire broke out in a government hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. During this, 11 patients infected with Kovid-19 died here. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday condoled and condemned the action taken against doctors and nurses. The IMA said that this has raised serious questions about the safety of professionals.

The IMA said that the incident of fire in the government hospital brings to the fore the collective responsibility of the government, administration, engineering departments and maintenance. It said that it is with great sadness to learn that allegation of negligence has been made against the doctors and nurses involved in providing medical care to the patients in the ICU.

‘Action against doctors raises questions on safety of professionals’
In a statement, the IMA said that the allegations against doctors and nurses under sections 304 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code raises the question as to what is the state of security of professionals in a democratic country. The IMA has demanded from the Maharashtra government that the matter should be seriously investigated and such steps should be taken so that such incidents do not happen again in future.

The state government took this action in the incident of fire in the hospital
The Maharashtra government suspended Ahmednagar District Civil Surgeon and three other health officials and terminated the services of two nurses after 11 Covid patients died in a fire in the ICU of Ahmednagar District Civil Hospital. Later, a woman medical officer and three nurses were arrested for causing death by negligence.

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A fire broke out in a government hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. During this, 11 patients infected with Kovid-19 died here. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday condoled and condemned the action taken against doctors and nurses. The IMA said that this has raised serious questions about the safety of professionals.

The IMA said that the incident of fire in the government hospital brings to the fore the collective responsibility of the government, administration, engineering departments and maintenance. It said that it is with great sadness to learn that allegation of negligence has been made against the doctors and nurses involved in providing medical care to the patients in the ICU.

‘Action against doctors raises questions on safety of professionals’

In a statement, the IMA said that the allegations against doctors and nurses under sections 304 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code raises the question as to what is the state of security of professionals in a democratic country. The IMA has demanded from the Maharashtra government that the matter should be seriously investigated and such steps should be taken so that such incidents do not happen again in future.

The state government took this action in the incident of fire in the hospital

The Maharashtra government suspended Ahmednagar District Civil Surgeon and three other health officials and terminated the services of two nurses after 11 Covid patients died in a fire in the ICU of Ahmednagar District Civil Hospital. Later, a woman medical officer and three nurses were arrested for causing death by negligence.