Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government Medical Officer's Association (KGMOA) has hit out police force after a police report in connection with the accident case involving Sriram Venkitaraman, blamed a doctor at general hospital for the delay in collecting blood sample. KGMOA said that police are trying cover-up their lapses and put the blame on the doctor. A complaint will be filed in this regard to Chief Minister and DGP, KGMOA said.
Everything as per law were done by the doctor in Sriram’s case. Blood test can be conducted only if police give a written instruction. But the fact is police did not ask for a blood test. Also the doctor wrote on the OP ticket the presence of alcohol smell. Police report said that they had asked the doctor to conduct blood test. But they didn’t even ask orally the doctor to conduct blood test. The doctor at general hospital will be protected at any cost, told KGMOA secretary Dr Vijayakrishnan to Mathrubhumi News.
Police had alleged in the report submitted at the High Court that the doctor at the general hospital rejected the demand to collect blood samples for blood test. Eye witnesses had said that Sriram, who was drving the car, was in inebriated state at the time of the accident. He was then shifted to hospital due to injuries. Even though doctor mentioned of alcohol smell in the report, they rejected the demand to collect blood sample, the report further said.
However, the doctor at the general hospital had told media earlier that police hadn’t asked for blood test and no crime number was written in the report when Sriram was brought to the hospital.