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Murugan's death: will go on strike if arrested, doctors warn govt

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Murugan's death: will go on strike if arrested, doctors warn govt Thiruvananthapuram Medical College

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Medical Post Graduate Association (KMPGA) has threatened to go on strike if doctors were arrested over the death of accident victim, Murugan. The KMPGA has given a notice in this regard to the state government.

The police on Sunday quizzed two doctors of the Medical College Hospital after it was alleged that Murugan, who was critically injured in an accident, was denied treatment there on August 6. Reports said that police would arrest two doctors who were on duty at casualty wing of the Hospital on the day.

The health department had found that Murugan died as he was not provided ventilator support soon enough. The inquiry panel headed by director of health services Dr R L Saritha had also found that most of the time the correct procedures were not followed when critically injured patients were brought to the hospital. The report had alleged this was becoming common practice in hospitals across the state.

Murugan, a migrant worker from Tirunelveli, had suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Kollam. Despite being taken to various hospitals in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram in an ambulance, he was not provided treatment for seven hours and he succumbed to injuries.

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