Doctors furnished false documents to secure job

Thirteen doctors have been found to have secured jobs in Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences by furnishing fake documents and the State Government has issued directions to register criminal cases against such doctors.

Speaking after releasing the inquiry committee report at Vikasa Soudha on Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas said the inquiry had confirmed malfeasance by the doctors. The doctors indicted for furnishing false documents are: Dr M S Siddegowda, assistant professor at Pathology department; Dr H C Savitha, assistant professor; Dr K Krishna, assistant professor, Anaesthesia department; Dr G M Prakash, lecturer; Dr V L Nandeesh, professor and head of department, General Surgery; Dr S L Vidyaprasad, professor, Orthopedics; Dr K M Shivakumar professor and head of department, Medicine; Dr K Narayan, assistant professor, Pharmacology; Dr G Kavyashree, assistant professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology;  Dr Anand, professor and head of department, Anaesthesia; Dr Vidyarani, assistant professor and Dr Ramalingegowda, Medical Superintendent and assistant professor, ENT department and Dr C M Siddalingappa. It was found that the appointments were made during the tenure of Dr H T Chidananda, in charge principal and he has since retired. The inquiry revealed that the appointments had not been made in a transparent manner. Direct interviews were held without inviting applications. Ramdas said the State Government has directed to register criminal cases against the doctors found to have secured jobs on the basis of false documents. Irregularities have also been found in purchase of medical equipment for the hospital.

Services hit

The nurses and Group ‘D’ employees at K R Hospital, Cheluvamba and PKTB Hospitals in Mysore went on strike from March 10 to March 15 this year, affecting medical services. Retired joint director Dr Khaja Nasiruddeen was appointed as an investigator to look into the matter. He has also submitted his report and action has been ordered against those found guilty, the minister said.

On website

The provisional list of candidates selected for various posts in Hassan and Mysore medical colleges have been uploaded on the websites of respective colleges.

The list has been drawn on merit basis after taking into account the marks secured in written exam and interview. The department has given 15 days’ time for filing objections, which will be discussed with attorney general, within a month's time  before proceeding further, Ramdas said.

In Mysore medical college, 45 posts - 29 of staff nurse and 16 lab technicians - are vacant, while in Hassan medical college 307 posts spread across 26 categories have to be filled.

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