Doctors in Mysuru makes a serious allegation against ZP CEO Prashant Kumar Mishra after their colleague commits suicide
Mysuru : Nanjanagudu Taluk Medical officer Dr S R Nagendra commits suicide due to Covid-19 related work pressure. Doctor faculty alleges this suicide as a planned murder by higher authorities. Last year Dr S R Nagendra was promoted to THO post. Amid corona pandemic, he took self- isolation from his family and stayed in separate home to avoid contact with his wife and child. From the past 5 months, he along with his staff worked tirelessly to fight against covid-19. He had only 40 percent of the staff. Even with this shortage of staff, he managed to treat patients in Nanjanagudu. He conducted a maximum number of corona tests with his staff putting maximum effort. Even this huge honesty showed by the corona warriors didn’t satisfy the greedy higher authorities.
Now all of a sudden he hanged himself in his home in Siddartha Nagar, Mysore. Colleagues alleged he took this extreme step by the continuous work allotted to him by Zilla Panchayat CEO Prashant Kumar Mishra.
“The CEO harrassed Nagendra to do more squab tests. The CEO was also facing an atrocity case against him in Somavara Pet. This is not suicide. It’s a murder, the CEO provoked the doctor to kill himself. Government suspends faulty medical officers without doing an inquiry. In the same manner suspend Z P CEO Prashant Kumar Mishra, by making a pending inquiry. Conduct criminal proceedings against him. Doctors are saying they will not attend the duty unless action is taken against the CEO. CEOs should not involve in day to day affairs of Doctors. They should communicate with Directors of the health department.” Said IMA chief Dr.Ravindra.
DHO Dr Venkatesh said, “Dr Nagendra’s work equaled the work of ten doctors. We all doctors protest until the CEO is arrested. Nagendra was doing restless duty to cure covid positive patients. We attend only emergency cases for 3 days. Even after this if the government does not take action, we will suspend all duties and continue to protest till the justice prevails.”