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Tainted doctors still at work

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Lokayukta police had trapped the Casualty Medical Officer at Victoria Hospital

Medical Superintendent of Vani Vilas Hospital was suspended following complaints of corruption


Bangalore: Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign may be the hottest topic of debate. But a doctor who was recently trapped by the Lokayukta police on corruption charges and another placed under suspension by the Medical Education Minister in Victoria and Vani Vilas hospitals, respectively, seem to be the least touched by the national mood.

Siddeshwar, Casualty Medical Officer at Victoria Hospital, trapped by the Lokayukta police on March 5 while allegedly accepting bribe to issue a wound certificate, continues to discharge his duties. This, despite Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) Dean and Director O.S. Siddappa's statement that disciplinary action would be initiated against him.

That is not all. Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas had recently placed Some Gowda, Medical Superintendent of Vani Vilas Hospital, under suspension following a surprise inspection after receiving several complaints of corruption against the doctor.

The Hindu had carried a report, ‘Disease of corruption hits Vani Vilas Hospital', on February 4 highlighting the plight of patients who said they had to pay at every step to use the hospital's services.

Despite the suspension, Dr. Some Gowda is continuing in service after getting a stay from the High Court.

‘Awaiting report'

Dr. Sidappa told The Hindu he was yet to get a detailed report on the trap by the Lokayukta. “We can initiate action against Dr. Siddeshwar only after we get it. We cannot stop him from discharging his duties till then. In the case of Dr. Some Gowda, he obtained a stay on April 12 following which we had to reinstate him. We will try and get the stay vacated soon,” he added.

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