Two doctors from Kavindapady Gh suspended: Minister of Health | News from Coimbatore
Erode: Two doctors from Kavindapady Government Hospital have been suspended for going to Hogenakkal during their working hours, said the Minister of Health My Subramanian tuesday.
Talk to reporters in Namakkal that day, the minister said going to Hogenakkal was their personal business. “But doing this during their working hours is a mistake.”
The suspended doctors were Senior Assistant Surgeon A Shanmugavadivu and Chief Civil Surgeon T Dinakar.
On Sunday, a team of doctors and nurses from Kavindapady government hospital traveled to Hogenakkal, leaving Dinakar’s son, Ashwin, a doctor at a private hospital, to tend to patients at the hospital.
Erode District Collector H Krishnanunni learned of the incident and ordered an investigation against the doctors and nurses by a team led by a Joint Director of Medical Services.
The minister said a separate investigation will be opened against Dr Dinakar for allowing his son to tend to patients in his absence.
Earlier, the minister handed over a medical kit to a woman in Kedamalai, a tribal hamlet, under the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam (home health care). Along with it, 75 lakh beneficiaries received the kits.
The minister further said that civil works were underway at Namakkal district government medical college and hospital at a cost of 17 crore. “The work will be completed in two months. The college will operate in its own right from the next academic year.