Doctor denies treatment to wheelchair-bound ex-servicem in TVM Medical college


Ajitha Kumar | Photo: Screengrab of Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: The Govt. Medical College has triggered a fresh row after allegedly denying treatment for a paraplegic ex-military officer. This comes at a time when the medical college is already in a bad light over the organ transplant mishap.

Ajitha Kumar, a native of Peyad here, who is confined to a wheelchair after an accident that happened 10 years ago has raised the complaint against the medical college.

Kumar reached the Medical College for gastro-related consultation with Dr Krishnadas on June 15. The staff there reportedly told him that wheelchair users cannot meet the doctor. According to Kumar, the doctor asked his wife to leave the premises when she entered his room for showing his medical reports.

His wife too reiterated that the doctor was very rude to them.

“He told us wheelchair users should go the other side. When I waited there he asked whether I can’t understand what he directed. When I requested him to just go through the reports he placed both hands at his ears and yelled at me to get out of the room. On hearing his yelling, the staff there took Kumar to another doctor,” she said.

After facing the bitter experience from the doctor, Kumar filed a complaint with the health minister. According to reports, the incident took place before the organ transplant patient's death in the Govt. Medical College. However, it did not get much attention.

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