HIV positive patients seek action against doctorSeptember 5th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Wearing black badges, around 100 HIV positive people Monday staged a demonstration outside the West Bengal health department headquarters here demanding punishment for a government doctor whose alleged negligence resulted in an HIV positive patient’s death.
Carrying a photograph of victim Milan Das, the demonstrators under the banner of Bengal Network of HIV-positive People (BNP+) pasted posters on the walls of the building demanding exemplary punishment for the doctor.
“We wanted to meet the health secretary. But he did not meet us. We lit candles and kept a minute’s silence,” said Tarit Chakraborty, BNP+ secretary.
Das was admitted to a state-run hospital with a heart problem last month.
“But the hospital kept him without treatment for days. And then transferred him to the School of Tropical Medicine saying they don’t have the infrastructure to treat him. But by then it was too late and he died,” alleged Chakraborty.
“We want the attending doctor to be placed under suspension,” he said.
NGO People for Better Treatment’s president Kunal Saha said strong action needed to be taken against the erring doctors to ensure justice for the victim’s family.
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