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AMCH authorities held responsible

By Staff correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Nov 3 � The magisterial inquiry report of the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) incident, in which junior doctors asaulted media persons and police personnel on September 28, has held the administration of the medical institute responsible for the violence. The inquiry, conducted by Additional District Magistrate Farid Ahmed, has submited the report to the District Magistrate.

After recording the statements of about 18 persons, including the police and AMCH authorities, the Additional District Magistrate has concluded that �the incident was perhaps one of the worst incidents in which media persons along with public were seriously injured in the hands of a section of junior doctors. The circumstantial evidence has led to beleive that there was administrative lacunae of AMCH as Registrar of the Surgery Unit V, Dr David Pegu is suspected in his involvement,� the report stated.

The Magistrate also stated in his report that doctors attending patients should always try to appreciate the mental state of attendants and that it should be the duty of the agrieved attendants to initiate legal proceedings under Acts to claim compensation or penalize the erring doctor. The report has also suggested seting up hospital management unit in AMCH on priority basis wherein an officer having management background may be recruited to act as Public Relation Officer.

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AMCH authorities held responsible

DIBRUGARH, Nov 3 � The magisterial inquiry report of the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) incident, in which junior doctors asaulted media persons and police personnel on September 28, has held the administration of the medical institute responsible for the violence. The inquiry, conducted by Additional District Magistrate Farid Ahmed, has submited the report to the District Magistrate.

After recording the statements of about 18 persons, including the police and AMCH authorities, the Additional District Magistrate has concluded that �the incident was perhaps one of the worst incidents in which media persons along with public were seriously injured in the hands of a section of junior doctors. The circumstantial evidence has led to beleive that there was administrative lacunae of AMCH as Registrar of the Surgery Unit V, Dr David Pegu is suspected in his involvement,� the report stated.

The Magistrate also stated in his report that doctors attending patients should always try to appreciate the mental state of attendants and that it should be the duty of the agrieved attendants to initiate legal proceedings under Acts to claim compensation or penalize the erring doctor. The report has also suggested seting up hospital management unit in AMCH on priority basis wherein an officer having management background may be recruited to act as Public Relation Officer.