Congratulations GMC Administration, You just murdered a doctor and set an example of excellence!

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Puneet Gupta


 

Dr. Bhupinder died of carelessness, not H1N1

By now all of us know that senior Paediatrician at Bishnah Hospital, Dr. Bhupinder Singh, passed away as a patient of Pneumonia and not H1N1 Flu. If you don’t know this yet please click here to see the proof. It is shameful in itself that a doctor died of pneumonia of all the diseases.

Pneumonia! Can you believe it? Who dies of Pneumonia? Even today? Shame!

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Some may say that the doctors are to blame for this too. The sheer negligence of doctors is what caused the death of Dr. Bhupinder Singh. It also came to fore that the Doctors refused to travel alongwith Dr. Bhupinder to New Delhi when he was being moved.

Let us try and understand the dynamics of how the situation came to bring the lowest of character among all the doctors at GMC Jammu. U4U VOICE was the first to introduce you to the lack of N95 masks in Jammu. First the administration at GMC Jammu did not procure the N95 masks in time and thereafter made decisions to get very thin numbers at an excruciating glacial speed.

As it is the Doctor to patient ratio at GMC Jammu is skewed. When the doctors were not being provided N95 masks, they refused to work with H1N1 patients on different occasions and the sentiment was quite obvious when Dr. Bhupinder was being taken to Delhi. The lack of N95 masks was coupled with the lack of Tamiflu, the medicine required in the treatment, and this further intensified the fears of Doctors at GMC to work with Swine Flu Patients. One may say that it is a doctor’s duty to save the lives of the patients, but looking at it from the point of view of the Doctors, any human would want to save his or her life too.

Further on, the lack of a testing facility at GMC Jammu was the biggest reason in the death of Dr. Singh. It has come to light that SKIMS in Srinagar even refused the testing of samples that came from SMHS Srinagar. The samples from GMCH Jammu are going to New Delhi for tests and it takes three days for the reports to reach GMC Jammu.

This is why Doctor Bhupinder Singh died. He had pneumonia and was being kept in the seclusion ward with HI1N1 patients. Dr. Singh was not being given treatment because an infection with H1N1 could not be ascertained due to lack of a testing facility.

It was not the lack of will of the Doctors alone that killed Dr. Singh, it was the laziness of an inefficient administration that did not plan well, or for that matter plan in time and mind you, the condition is not great even now.

If a doctor is not safe, are you?