UP doctors protest as colleague dies after scolding by seniors

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Allahabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Doctors in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh on Monday launched an agitation and threatened to disrupt OPD services after an Additional Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) died following a heart attack on Sunday on being humiliated by senior officials.

The Provincial Medical Services (PMS) Federation has demanded action against the CMO of Pratapgarh and the District Magistrate (DM) holding them responsible for the death of ACMO Ashok Kumar Chowrasia.

Chowrasia was transferred to Pratapgarh from Allahabad 15 days back. At the launch of the Indradhanush programme on Sunday, he was allegedly scolded by CMO Raj Kumar Nayyar.

President of the PMS Federation Manoj Kanauji has alleged that DM Shambhu Kumar also publicly humiliated Chowrasia after which he suffered a heart attack and was admitted to a private hospital in Allahabad where he died at night.

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Federation Secretary Sunil Yadav has said the agitation will be intensified if the state government did not act against the DM and the CMO.

Local police officials say they wanted a post-mortem to be conducted but the family of the deceased did not agree to it. An official also said that so far they have not received any application from the family for a probe.



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