After a series of complaints were raised about BIMS and the treatment given there, some heads have started rolling at the BIMS.
The director of BIMS Dr Vinay Dastikoppa has been sent on a compulsory leave.
Citing dereliction in duty at BIMS, District surgeon Dr. Kahaji has issued orders of relieving 7 nurses, including the nursing superintendent.
Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi had said, The service here is the worst. I am not sure in which language I should speak to these thick-skinned officers.” He also took BIMS director Vinay Dastikop and the district health officer to task over the lack of sanitisation at the hospital.
“Nothing is right in the hospital. There is lack of coordination between the officials here. The ICU does not look like one. Relatives of patients are allowed inside the hospital and they dry clothes on the bed. I am confused whether this is a hospital or a fair. I will not hesitate to bring out this truth,” Savadi remarked.
The District surgeon cited that a body was not moved from the ward as this was seen while Savadi was on the visit.
According to nurses 5 patients had died when Savadi visited the hospital. 2 bodies were moved to the mortuary while 3 were in the ward itself. The nurses say no action has been taken against the doctors and officers who are negligent in their attitude.
CM BS Yediyurpappa will be visiting Belagavi on Friday to take stock of the situation.