Docs performing unauthorised operations will not be spared: Minister

Docs performing unauthorised operations will not be spared: Minister

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-07-04 17:38 Bengaluru: The state government said it would be ruthless in dealing with doctors found performing hysterectomy operations, which involves removing the uterus, for monetary gains.Replying to a question posed by Congress MLC Jayamala Ramchandra in the Legislative Council, Minister for Health and Family Welfare KR Ramesh Kumar said he was aware of some government doctors performing such operations for money. “I am very well aware about a gynaecologist Dr Dayanand from Berar who illegally removed the uterus of a woman without conducting proper medical tests. I have ordered his suspension. An inquiry is being conducted into this episode. The inquiry is headed by a District and Sessions Judge, as per the recent directions from DPAR,” he said.Terming such incidents as unfortunate, the minister said the government would deal severely with such doctors. “To my surprise, the incident involving Dr Dayanand happened in 2014 and a departmental inquiry report submitted in July 2015 also established his involvement in the incident. But surprisingly he continued to attend duty till last week until I ordered his suspension. It will not happen in future,” he assured.