Nothing wrong in deployment of doctors at Rabri’s residence: IGIMS

Patna,(BiharTimes): Authorities in the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) see no wrong in deployment of a team of doctors at the residence of former chief minister Rabri Devi between May 31 and June 8.

The decision in this regard was reportedly taken by Tej Pratap, who as the health minister is also the chairman of Board of Governors of IGIMS.

IGIMS medical superintendent Dr Prabhat Kumar Sinha told mediapersons that the doctors were sent on an official order, adding as the health minister and chairman of the institute, Tej Pratap   will get the preference.

According to him whenever a doctor goes somewhere for a medical treatment, there are some responsibilities. IGIMS doctors went there on an official notice. He went on to add that even if a common man comes with the similar issue “we will provide him with required medical treatment and being the health minister and chairman of the institute, Tej Pratap will of course get the preference.”

Dr Sinha further said that none of the doctors and nurses were static there for full time and there were shifts in the morning and evening.

He said that if the situation demands IGIMS doctors are sent at the doorstep of common people as well.

He said that the doctors are not supposed to disclose the identity of the sick person as it is "an ethical issue.

Dr Sinha just said someone was seriously ill, therefore the team was sent.

Media reports, however, suggest that RJD chief Lalu Prasad was sick, therefore he could not go to Chennai to attend the birthday celebration of DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu CM, Karunanidhi on June 3. All the leders of opposition parties, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar attended it.


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