Chandigarh Doc Refuses To Treat Kashmiri Patient


Chandigarh: In utter disregard for medical ethics, a doctor from Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has refused to attend to a Kashmiri patient saying that Kashmiris throw stones at Indian forces and come here to seek treatment.

The patient, 55-year-old Nasreena Malik and her son, Javaid Ahmad Malik had visited the neurosurgery department at the hospital for consultation about a neurosurgical surgery. However, they immediately were forced to leave premises after being mistreated by the doctor Malik told Hindustan Times.

Javaid accused the doctor of turning hostile the moment he learnt that they were from Kashmir. According to him, the doctor told them, “Vaha Kashmir me humara jawano ko patthar mar te ho aur phir yahan ilaj ke liye aate ho.” (You throw stones at our security forces in the Valley and come here to seek treatment)

“He was fine until he saw the prescription card of hospitals in Kashmir … He threw them away,” Malik alleged.

The patient was advised to undergo angiography and told that the treatment would cost Rs 15 lakh while other patients are charged around eighty thousand for the same.

Taking a serious note of the incident, PGIMER director Prof Jagat Ram has ordered a probe into it.

“We have sought a report from the head of department. If the doctor is found guilty, action will be taken against him,” he said.


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