Congress demands doctors` arrest in drug case

Alleging that the Madhya Pradesh government is shielding doctors accused in the drug trials case, Rajiv Vikas Kendra, held a demonstration.

Updated: Jan 16, 2012, 14:48 PM IST

Indore: Alleging that the Madhya Pradesh
government is shielding doctors accused in the drug trials
case, Rajiv Vikas Kendra, a frontal organisation of the
Congress, on Monday held a demonstration demanding that a criminal
case be registered and doctors whose name figured in the
episode be arrested here at MTH Compound.

Scores of RVK activists holding placards and banners
shouted anti-BJP government slogans alleging that 81 patients
against whom the drugs were tried had died in entire state,
but no action was ensured against the accused doctors, its
President Devendra Singh Yadav said.

The state government should also pay ex-gratia or
compensation to the next of the kin of the deceased or victims
of drug trial, Yadav said in a memorandum submitted to Chief
Minister through Chief Medical and Health Office (CMHO).

The state government should register a criminal case
against them and arrest those who are found guilty, Yadav
said, adding the government doctors had taken heavy commission
from drug companies.

PTI