Case booked for denying treatment during medical bandh

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Human Rights Commission has booked a case relating to an incident during the medical bandh where a doctor was refrained from treating a patient by the protesting doctors. The action comes as it is a criminal offence to deny treatment to patients during an emergency.
The Human Rights Commission has also directed the secretary of the Health Department to investigate if any similar incidents had happened in the state and submit a report within a month. The state police chief has also been directed to submit a report relating to the incident.
The Rights panel feels that denying treatment to patients and getting onto the roads to protest is against law and violation of human rights. The Health Department has begun a probe into the incident of preventing a doctor from performing his duties during the medical bandh.
The incident happened at the Thiruvananthapuram medical College Hospital where the doctor was asked by fellow doctors not to attend to a patient. The IMA has in a release said that the medical bandh was total in the state and 90 percent of doctors participated in the strike.

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