Sunday, October 23, 2016


Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24 Oct 16,Negligence is unacceptable
The tragedy that took place in Indian state Odisha at a hospital on Tuesday claimed 20 lives and the arrest of a doctor and three staff members is the latest outcome of this tragic incident (‘India hospital fire: Doctor and 3 staff arrested in blaze that killed 20’, Gulf News, October 19). Negligence, not proper maintenance and carelessness are the attributing factors for this. The state government should investigate this and the real cause for the blame should be found out. The guilty should be punished even if there are many. Patients’ safety is important in hospitals and these types of happenings are not acceptable. Even any amount of compensation to the victims’ families is unlikely to come. I pray for the victims and a speedy recovery for injured.
From Mr K. Ragavan
Bengaluru, India

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