Students’ bodies condemn staff of RIMS over patient’s dead

TMB Report

IMPHAL: Students’ organizations in the state have condemned the sheer negligence of staff of RIMS which is being regarded as the causative factor behind the death of a Covid-19 patient from Mayang Imphal who was undergoing treatment at RIMS isolation ward on Thursday.

In a press release issued jointly by the presidents of the six students’ organizations namely AIMS, AMSU, DESAM, MSF, KSA and SUK, it was stated that the 13th death from Coranavirus in the state was due to the negligence of a technician who was on duty at the isolation ward at that time and responsible for maintaining the supervision of patients on oxygen supply. The unfortunate circumstances leading to the patient succumbing to the contagion will also shade a bad light on frontier health workers and evoke criticisms, added the press release.

The charge leveled against the technician was that he was nowhere to be reached when the patient was in critical need of oxygen supply. Attempts to contact other staff of the isolation ward with knowledge of handling the machine also proved to be futile, therefore the death of the patient should be attributed to the failure of the authority and the particular technician whose task was to monitor the proper administration of oxygen to the patient, the press note said.

The students’ bodies urged the Chief Minister to set up an enquiry and sought exemplary actions against RIMS authority over the matter as its staff had committed a fatal mistake.

The joint body of students’ organization that also included AIMS, AMSU, DESAM, MSF, KSA and SUK further announced that the ongoing inspections at both private and government hospitals to check the prevailing systems of treatment of non Covid-19 patients at the respective healthcare centres and the gradual rise in death toll of Covid-19 patients will be continued. Therefore, the students’ bodies have recommended that people who are denied emergency services at any hospital should contact any of the students’ bodies for redressal of their issues.

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