Agra: In what could be a bizarre incident, a doctor telling his junior to kill the patient, who's suffering from TB. The incident took place at SN Medical College here on Friday. The senior doctor was caught on tape allegedly telling his junior doctor, who refused to admit a TB patient dying of a bleeding stomach ulcer. The senior doctor advised his junior colleague to kill the man, "make it so difficult that he leaves on his own, but just admit him," as reported by The Times of India. The video posted on Youtube is going viral.
The 18-year-old patient was Mukesh Prajapati and he died shortly afterwards. However, his father Teekam Prajapati has recorded the entire conversation between the senior and junior doctors. He complained it to hospital and government officials. District authorities and senior health department officials are examining the allegations and the recording.
Teekam Prajapati said: "I took my son to the hospital at 10 pm on Friday. My son was suffering from TB and was suffering a stomach ache when he was admitted into the hospital. Doctors were least bothered about what I was saying. After taking phone numbers of the head of the surgery department (Dr Swetank Prakash) listed on the wall and I called him up from Mukesh's phone. I made the head talk to his junior colleague who was standing with us. Mukesh was then admitted to the emergency ward."
Just few hours later, Mukesh was dead. Teekam Prajapati said he doesn't know what the doctors did. However, he managed to record doctors' conversation (TOI has a copy of the audio clip).
ToI further adds that After Mukesh died, his family listened to the recording and were shocked by the exchange. Prakash is heard instructing the junior doctor (Abhishek): "Admit zaroor kar lo, surgery me ya medicine me, maar daalo usse, blood likh do, apne aap bhaag jayega (Make sure you admit him, either in the medicine or surgery department, kill him, prescribe him units of blood, he will run away on his own)."
Agra Superintendent of Police Sushil Ghule said, the department wrote it to the college authorities. "We will initiate action after we get a report from the medical board concerning the incident," said Ghule. Agra Chief Medical Officer BS Yadav said that the matter was related to SNMC and he did not want to comment on it.