Probe ordered into irregularities in K R Hospital

Probe ordered into irregularities in K R Hospital

The State government has ordered an inquiry into the alleged irregularities and indiscipline by a section of the non-medical staff of K R Hospital in Mysore.

The inquiry will be conducted by Khaja Mohinuddin, retired joint director of the Medical Education department, who has been directed to submit his report within 10 days. A government order to this effect was issued on Monday.

Making a statement in this regard in the Legislative Council on Monday, Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas said that Bindu, a second division assistant of K R Hospital was found running chit fund business and nurses Shivamma, Alice Florence Crasta and Ratnamma had given statements in the media against the interest of the institution.

The inquiry officer has been asked to look into these administrative lapses and also suggest ways of improving the hospital administration.

Ramdas also warned protesting nurses and ‘D’ group employees to immediately report to work, failing which the director of the Mysore Medical College will initiate disciplinary action as per the Karnataka State Essential Services Act.

BJP member Thontadarya complained that the dialysis unit in K R Hospital had been catering to thousands of patients from Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts with just two dialysis machines and without a nephrologist.

In reply, Ramdas said four more dialysis machines will be installed by April 1 this year and measures will be initiated to appoint a nephrologist.