Doc­tors in ver­bal spat in op­er­a­tion theatre

Video footage of in­ci­dent goes vi­ral

The Hindu - - NATION - Mo­hammed Iqbal

In a shock­ing in­ci­dent, two doc­tors in­dulged in a ver­bal spat in­side the op­er­a­tion theatre dur­ing the cae­sar­ian sec­tion op­er­a­tion of a preg­nant woman at the gov­ern­ment-run Umaid Hos­pi­tal in Jodhpur.

The in­ci­dent’s video footage, show­ing the doc­tors fight­ing and hurl­ing abuses on each other, went vi­ral on the so­cial me­dia on Wed­nes­day.

Though the ini­tial re­ports stated that the new­born baby had died in the de­liv­ery room af­ter the doc­tors' brawl on Tues­day, Ra­jasthan Med­i­cal and Health Min­is­ter Kalicha­ran Saraf has clar­i­fied that both the mother and child are fine. “The baby of an­other woman who un­der­went surgery on a nearby op­er­a­tion ta­ble died,” he said.

Of­fen­sive words used

The two doc­tors have been iden­ti­fied as Ashok Nain­wal, As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor in Ob­stet­rics, and M.L. Tak, Pro­fes­sor in Anaes­the­si­ol­ogy.

The video, which was ap­par­ently shot by a staff mem­ber in the op­er­a­tion theatre, shows Dr. Nain­wal shouting some of­fen­sive words.

Dr. Tak, wear­ing blue scrubs, is heard say­ing,

apni aukaat main reh!” (‘You stay in your lim­its!’), as the nurs­ing staff tries to calm them both.

In­quiry com­mit­tee

Mr. Saraf said the ser­vices of Dr. Nain­wal had been ter­mi­nated and Dr. Tak had been placed un­der sus­pen­sion.

The Min­is­ter has ap­pointed an in­quiry com­mit­tee, headed by the Jodhpur Ad­di­tional Dis­trict Mag­is­trate, which will sub­mit its re­port by Thurs­day evening.

Child safe

The con­fu­sion about the new­born baby’s death arose be­cause of an­other in­ci­dent of still­birth of a child, fol­low­ing her mother’s foetal dis­tress two to three hours be­fore the video was shot. Nas­reen Bano, the woman in the video, and her baby, were “hale and hearty”, said Mr. Saraf.

Even as the State Women’s Com­mis­sion sum­moned Umaid Hos­pi­tal’s Med­i­cal Su­per­in­ten­dent on Septem­ber 1, the Ra­jasthan High Court took suo motu cog­ni­sance of the in­ci­dent and gave di­rec­tions for a de­tailed in­quiry into the in­ci­dent.

The court asked Jodhpur Col­lec­tor Ravi Kumar Sur­pur to sub­mit the in­quiry re­port by Septem­ber 4.

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