Patient alleges ‘misbehavior’ by medicos at SKIMS Bemina

An elderly patient on Wednesday alleged that para-medical staff and medicos at SKIMS Bemina hospital allegedly misbehaved with him after he requested for privacy of his treatment.
Patient alleges ‘misbehavior’ by medicos at SKIMS Bemina
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An elderly patient on Wednesday alleged that para-medical staff and medicos at SKIMS Bemina hospital allegedly misbehaved with him after he requested for privacy of his treatment.

The 76-year old patient (name withheld) said that he had gone to the hospital for ultrasonography test. "I had to conduct the test in general surgery OPD room number 31. There was huge rush of patients including females. The staff asked me to take off all clothes for the test. I requested them to provide at least a piece of cloth to cover my body and maintain privacy," the patient said. 

"The response of staff and medicos was unprofessional and they misbehaved with him. They shouted that 'this is government hospital and patients should not think they are in some reputed institution where they would be treated as esteemed guests," he alleged.

The victim, who is a doctor, said "the medicos didn't act professionally and were acted as if they were treating animals and not humans." 

"The medicos shouted that in government hospitals there are no sheets and if I wanted some better treatment I should go to some private hospital. It was under compulsion that later I took off some clothes that too in presence of female patients and para-medical staff. It was a movement of humiliation that I have no words to express," he said.

The aggrieved patients said he brought the matter in notice of Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Bemina. "However, she didn't respond to my complaint in positive manner."  

"It is a matter of shame for the entire system. Tomorrow, it could happen with other patients," he said. 

 When contacted SKIMS Bemina, Medical Superintendent, Dr Shifa Deva said that "I have already taken cognizance of complaint received from the patient. I am looking into it and assure that if any medico is found guilty of unprofessionalism, he or she will be dealt with under rules," she said
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