Kodagu ZP seeks CoD probe into PHC deaths

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Kodagu ZP seeks CoD probe into PHC deaths

 The House decided to send a recommendation to the State in this regard, on Thursday, said Zilla Panchayat Standing Committee for Education and Health President Manu Muthappa addressing a news conference.

“People who come to Government hospitals for treatment should not meet their end in this way in future. Hence, the Suntikoppa hospital issue will be taken seriously and in such a scenario CoD or judicial Inquiry is inevitable,” said Muthappa and added that the Drug Controller who has inspected the hospital has already seized 400 samples of medicines and syringes. As many as 26 patients were diagnosed at the hospital on September 18 and two out of 9 people who were injected with paracetamol injection died. Five have recovered after undergoing treatment at the hospital. “The doctors are of the opinion that there is no possibility of death due to paracetamol injection. Hence, the reason for death of the two can be ascertained only through an inquiry,” Muthappa said.
He informed that since the drug which allegedly caused the death has been sent to Hyderabad for test and since the report will be out only after 45 days, the forensic experts who have conducted the post mortem too have decided not to release the report.

Docs posted
Eleven doctors took part in the counselling for appointment to the vacant posts of doctors in the district recently. Two doctors of the said 11 medicos have already reported to duty and both have been deputed to Suntikoppa hospital, Muthappa said.

Salary
Muthappa said that though recruitment process was held at the State-level to appoint doctors to Community Health Centres, no doctors are willing to come to work in this region. In this regard, the salary of the doctors working in Malnad region has been increased to Rs 70,000.
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