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RIMS constitutes panel to probe Devjani`s death

IMPHAL, November 23: The RIMS authority has constituted a four member Inquiry Committee to look into the circumstances leading to the unfortunate death of a young mother soon after delivery in the night of November 20 last. The terms of reference are, to establish the facts of the incident, see if there were any lapses on the part of the healthcare providers and make necessary recommendations to avoid recurrence in future.

The committee shall submit the report in one week, it said in a press release and adding that the RIMS authority will act on the basis of the committee report.

Meanwhile, the Director of RIMS has issued an office memorandum on Nov 22, 2013 reminding the doctors to desist from private practice since they are drawing non practicing allowance. It may be recalled that from time to time the Director has been issuing office memorandum to the doctors in the hospital, it said.

Though deaths of some seriously ill and injured patients are unavoidable, the Director exhorted the doctors, nurses and paramedics to discharge their duties very attentively. Through regular review meetings, he is closely monitoring the healthcare system in the hospital. They should also be polite, attentive and responsive to the needs of the patients, the circular added. Appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken up against doctors and paramedics if there are instances of dereliction of duty, insubordination

RIMS hospital is also glad to inform the people that this hospital is one of the all India hospitals having the lowest death rate, according to the press release. In RIMS, the death rate is 4% whereas if it is 7.2% at PGI Chandigarh, 6.98% in Guwahati Medical College, it concluded.



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