Hospital authorities smell a rat; body of the infant is not that origited from college hospital, says Superintendent Bobbyjeet Goswami
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Jorhat, November 6: The Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) is reeling yet another controversy after attendants of patients and the local people saw a stray dog eating up the corpse of an infant at the JMCH campus in front of the casualty ward on Thursday.
The scene created sensation as soon as the word spread out. JMCH officials, who immediately rushed to the spot, suspected it to be the handiwork of someone with vested interest and aiming to defame JMCH.
Talking to The Sentinel, JMCH Superintendent Bobbyjeet Goswami said, “The body of the infant is definitely not that origited from JMCH. On Thursday we had only one case of mortality. And after completion of all medical procedures and office paperwork the body was handed over to their respective custodians. Neither did we have any cased of infant’s death in the last two three days. This is being done by some unscrupulous persons whose aim is to defame the growing popularity of the JMCH among the general public. “
“Even last year we faced a similar problem when there were repeated instances of dogs eating up dead bodies of infants at the JMCH campus which ultimately led to the suspension of a Superintendent and a Deputy Superintendent. At present the JMCH has been functioning smoothly despite loss and fincial crunches but the surfacing of these incidents not only demoralizes us but also encourages crimil minds who could think of playing with even bodies for their self interest. I strongly believe this is to be the handiwork of someone who wants to defame the me of JMCH for persol gain,” said Goswami.
Repeated incidents of stray dogs eating dead infants had created sensation in Jorhat last year. Sources at the JMCH have also pointed towards a hand of some private nursing homes who have suffered tremendous losses after the wide acceptance of JMCH by the common public.
Not only this the Jorhat district administration under DC Solanki Vishal Vasant who is also the Chairman of the District Health Society (DHS) had taken an aggressive stand in cancelling the license of many private diagnostics centers and put some nursing homes under the scanner during the outbreak of swine flu.
As alleged private medical institutions were making a huge profit from the fear stricken people by conducting costly pathological test with ordiry machines. And today’s incident is being generally perceived as an act of revenge owing to the cancellation of licenses of many private medical institutions. Also the ongoing tussle between different lobbies to control key positions is believed to be one of the reasons for such incident.
Whatever is the reason but today’s incident has once again pointed out to an interl squabble at the JMCH thus affecting its smooth functioning and as a result suffering to the patients who visit JMCH from far off places for medical treatment. Locals have asked for more stringent monitoring of the campus through both men and CCTV in a bid to stop occurrences of such incidents again in the future.