Soni expresses displeasure with Rajindra Hospital authorities over stealing of valuables

The medical education minister was at the hospital to oversee the functioning of the COVID-19 ward

Soni expresses displeasure with Rajindra Hospital authorities over stealing of valuables

Punjab Medical Education Minister OP Soni

Tribune News Service
Patiala, September 10 

Punjab Medical Education Minister OP Soni expressed his disappointment with the authorities of Government Rajindra Hospital when he came to know that costly personal belongings of COVID-19 victims’ were stolen.

The minister got displeased with COVID-19 ward in-charge, IAS Surbhi Malik—for her inaction in the incident of stealing—despite complaints filed by the grief-stricken family. Meanwhile, Malik said that she had already forwarded the complaints to the Patiala SSP.

The minister was here at the Government Medical College in Patiala to oversee the functioning of the COVID-19 ward on Wednesday.

Soni, said, “It is very sad that family members didn’t get the valuables. If anything happens within the premises of the hospital, the Medical Superintendent is responsible. The

family members should get the valuables within two hours of the death of COVID patient.”

Action will be taken against doctors indulging in private practice: Soni

Soni—when asked about Rajindra Hospital’s Nodal officers’ private practice, said that action would be taken. He said, “If any doctor is indulging in private practice, I will surely take action.”

Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit, said, “I will take action only if there is a written complaint against the doctor. I don’t consider any video on Whatsapp.”

Before the press conference, the minister held a meeting where he instructed the GMC principal and the Medical Superintendent to conduct a detailed analysis of every COVID death caused by COVID, to which doctors said a high-level committee has been already formed.

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