MMWO alleges kid died as doctor refused treatment, demands punishment for MO

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Alleging that a 3-year old kid died as Dr. Kiranmala Meishnam, MO of Mayang Imphal PHC refused treatment, the Manipur Muslim Welfare Organization (MMWO) Uchiwa Branch has urged the state government for action against the doctor.

Terming Dr. Kiranmala Meishnam as one who has no principle or ethics of a doctor, the organization also called on the government to take up an enquiry upon her and legal measures to punish as per law.

In a press release, Secretary Information and Publicity of MMWO, Uchiwa Branch Md. Tashim Khan said that a 3-year Chesabam Himat from Santhel Khong Manung under Kakching district fell into a water at around 10.15 AM on Friday and was brought to Mayang Imphal PHC but unfortunately the Medical Officer of the PHC Dr. Kiranmala Meishnam refused medical care. Because of this reason the little boy died, the organization said adding that MO should bear responsibility for the incident.

Questioning the true meaning of doctor, Tashim Khan asked what a doctor who does not know her responsibility is. A doctor who has learnt only for earning of money has polluted the dignity of doctors while everyone considers them life savers, he stated.

Stating that few patients have lost their lives due to refusal of treatment by doctors, Khan questioned how long the government was to remain silent on this. He also clarified that Santhel village located under Kakching district is a village which is not yet affected by Covid-19 as of now.

The MMWO, Uchiwa Branch does not take the unfortunate incident very lightly, he said and appealed the state government to take up an necessary enquiry and punish the doctor as per law.

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