Health Min marks inquiry to probe role of medical officer

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Health Min marks inquiry to probe role of medical officer

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Taking strong cognizance of the allegations on medical officer for dereliction of duty in providing timely treatment to Jagmail Singh who subsequently died at PGIMER, Chandigarh, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Tuesday directed the Principal Secretary (Health) Anurag Aggarwal to probe the matter and submit comprehensive report in three days.

As per media reports, Jagmail Singh was initially taken to the government hospital and the medical officer on duty did not discharge his duty properly and did not file the MLR (medico-legal report), said the official spokesperson of the Health Department.Spokesperson added that the media reports had levelled serious allegation on the part of medical officer on duty which became one of the reasons for Jagmail Singh’s death.Sidhu, taking strong notice of this case, asked the Principal Secretary (Health) to inquire the role of medical officer on duty and submit report to him in three days.

 National and state SC panels to conduct joint probe

Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes (PSCSC) on Tuesday formed a two-member team comprising Commission members Gian Chand Diwali and Poonam Kangra to enquire the killing of the dalit youth. They would probe the issue jointly with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and submit its report to the Commission.

PSCSC chairperson Tejinder Kaur said that the Commission had taken suo-motu of this serious issue on the basis of news reports published on November 15 and sought a comprehensive report from Sangrur SSP.She said that Commission members — Raj Kumar Hans and Poonam Kangra — had met victim’s family the same day to initiate proceedings. The chairperson said that on Monday, she also met the family members at PGIMER.The Commission has decided to conduct a joint inquiry with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes to get into the bottom of the incident.

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