WB govt to take action against AMRI doctors who fl

The WB government is awaiting the enquiry report on the AMRI fire incident to decide on action to be taken against doctors who fled the spot instead of trying to save dying patients.

Updated: Dec 12, 2011, 23:52 PM IST

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is
awaiting the enquiry report on the AMRI fire incident to
decide on action to be taken against doctors who fled the spot
instead of trying to save dying patients, a minister said
on Monday.

"The government will await the enquiry report on whether
the doctors fled the spot leaving patients behind. It is the
duty of the doctors to give service to patients," state
Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said.

He said the health department will take necessary action
against those doctors who are found guilty.

"It is for the health department and the Indian Medical
Association to act against them," he said.

The role of AMRI doctors and other nursing staff in the
fire that killed 93 people had come under severe criticism for
allegedly fleeing away from the spot as soon as the fire broke
out on Friday and leaving patients behind to face the
disaster.

PTI