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Minister Khader projecting a popular personal image

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 18, 2015 : In a statement,  Mangaluru unit of the Association of Medical Consultants  questioned the Health Minister U.T. Khader’s decision to transfer Lady Goschen Hospital’s Superintendent M.M. Shakuntala following the death of woman after giving birth. 

Minister Khader projecting a popular personal image The association president Mohan Suvarna said that Minister  Khader’s hurried action was unacceptable.

The Minister was trying to be popular to justify to  the victim’s family members who protested outside the hospital.  He accused the Minister of violating the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court for handling complaints of medical negligence.

Dr. Suvarna stated Minister  Khader  turned  a blind eye to infrastructure, facilities and filling vacancies at the hospital that was greatly affecting working of the staffers.  Dr. Shakuntala  has been victimised  by the Minister as a scapegoat following the protest by the victim’s relatives.

Such false action would increase physical threats to doctors and paramedical staff, Dr. Suvarna said and has urged Chief Minister to take action against Minister U T  Khader and ensure such unruly action does not happen again.