Ego Clashes Among Doctors Should Not Affect Patient Care: HC to AIIMS

by VR Sreeraman on  April 1, 2009 at 5:28 PM Medico Legal News   - G J E 4
 Ego Clashes Among Doctors Should Not Affect Patient Care: HC to AIIMS
Taking notice of a letter written by the mother of a month-old child, alleging carelessness by a doctor of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said internal disputes at the hospital would not to be tolerated at the cost of those suffering.

Expressing concern over the doctors not performing their duties properly, the bench headed by Chief Justice A P Shah said, "No body should be victimised because of ego clash."

Rekha, in her letter, had told the court that her baby was suffering from a heart disorder and was admitted in AIIMS under the supervision of Doctor A K Bisoi, a Cardio Thoracic Surgeon.

She blamed the hospital authorities for neglecting her child after the Union Health Ministry suspended Bisoi on March 9.

The High Court has asked the hospital to arrange for one specialist doctor before this afternoon to give a suitable treatment to the child at the earliest.

Agitated over the callousness on behalf of AIIMS, considered to be country's premier medical institute, the bench said, "We are interested in saving the child. Tell us how you are going to do it. We are not concerned about internal disputes in the hospital."

After the suspension of Bisoi, the treatment of at least 11 children was left pending.

AIIMS director Dr. R C Deka had instructed the cardio-thoracic and vascular sciences centre (CTVS) to ensure that the five other surgeons of the centre attended to Bisoi's patients.

However, according to sources, the CTVS chief Dr Sampath Kumar did not authorise other consultants in the department to take over Bisoi's cases in time.

Source: ANI

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