‘Doctor on-duty in inebriated condition’
statesman news service
BOLPUR, 23 DEC: After a doctor of Baghajatin State General Hospital was suspended for consuming alchol during duty hours, today an on-duty medical officer ~ Dr Kanailal Das ~ working at Bolpur Sub-divisional Hospital, has been accused of treating patients in an inebriated condition.
A three-member inquiry committee has been formed to probe into the matter. The doctor's blood and urine samples have been handed over to the police.
According to reports, Mr Ramkrishna Roy Chowdhury, was admitted at Bolpur SD Hospital in the male surgical ward with head injury.
The accused doctor referred the patient to Burdwan for a CT scan. However, when the accused doctor was treating the patient, relatives of the patient found him in an inebriated condition and then lodged a written complaint with the hospital authorities .
Mrs Papli Sadhu, daughter of the patient, said that when the doctor came to treat her father he was totally drunk. "I requested him not to prescribe medicines for my father in such a condition, as he might commit mistakes. But, this infuriated him and he started to quarrel. In the written complaint, Mrs Sadhu wrote: “The doctor was totally intoxicated."
"We have taken blood and urine samples for alcohol test. But primarily we have not found the doctor intoxicated,” said Dr Sudip Mondal, superintendent, Bolpur SD Hospital.
Meanwhile, the accused doctor got admitted in the same hospital complaining of illness. When contacted, the accused doctor, Dr Kanailal Das, confessed that he consumed alcohol last night, but said he did not consume liquor today. "I am not intoxicated," he said, adding "I felt that a CT scan was necessary for the patient so I referred him to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital. The patient's relatives did not agree with me and later accused me of being drunk.”
Dr Ashis Kumar Mallik, CMOH, Birbhum said that necessary action will be taken against the accused if found guilty.