DAO initiates action against hospital administration
December 27, 2017 10:50 AM NPT
UDAYAPUR, Dec 27: The District Administration Office, Udayapur initiated action against the District Hospital administration after the emergency ward of the hospital was found without a doctor or other staff.
Three people injured in a jeep accident at Rautamai rural municipality-4 on Tuesday were rushed to the hospital to find nobody to respond to them in the emergency ward of the hospital. As a result, the injured were rushed to Biratnagar’s hospital.
Stringent action has been initiated against the hospital administration authorities for the gross dereliction of duty, said Chief District Officer of Udayapur Pradip Raj Kandel. A search is being carried out to find Dr Amit Mishra who was the duty officer at the ward for the day. The line Ministry of Health has also been reported about the matter, he said.
Meanwhile, the locals as well as relatives of the injured have come out in strong protest of the hospital doctors and staff. As a result, the local administration has provided security cover to the hospital premises to avoid any untoward incident, chief of district police SP Nawaraj Bhatta said.
A hospital employee however said that a team led by the hospital chief Dr Bishal Dev had left Monday for a health camp to be held in Sunkoshi rural municipality.
One person died on the spot while three people were seriously injured in the jeep accident that took place on Tuesday afternoon. The injured are now undergoing treatment at the Neuro Hospital in Biratnagar.