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Death of a patient erupts tension at JNIMS; JAC demands to cancel license of doctor

IT News

Imphal Aug 14,

Demanding to suspend and dismiss the consultant doctor for the death of a patient, patient parties tried to storm JNIMS today. The angry patient parties was than dispersed by the police personnel stationed around the area using tear gas shells.

The incident happened today morning when Wakambam ongbi Devita (24 years) wife of W. Johnson from Sekta Makha Leikai who was admitted to JNIMS on July 8 died today.

On July 10 Devita was operated successfully but due to some problems in urination she was put to ICU on July 12. Further a meeting with Dr. Memi, Medical Superintendent, Director, HOD of Gynecology along with the local club members was met because of her deteriorating health at MS office and assured for a better health.  Executive of JAC against the Unnatural death of W. Devita, Hidam Suresh said that they demand to suspend and dismiss Dr. Memi and cancel her license to avoid such unfortunate events from happening in future. He further said that the government should compensate the victims and their family. Apart from these, the JAC also request the government to formulate a provision to not allow the doctors in government hospitals to have service in private hospitals, he added

JAC have decided to not take the death body till these demands are met. A memorandum along with their demands was given to Chief Minister.

Dr Memi is also undergoing trial at court because of a case where her patient from Sekta died on May 13.

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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