Bengaluru: Newly appointed Health and Family Welfare Minister K.R Ramesh Kumar assured the Legislative Council on Monday that the government will not show any merch to errant government doctors who indulge in removing the uterus.
Replying to a question of Congress member Dr Jayamala Ramachandra, Mr. Ramesh Kumar said that he will not spare doctors for this practicie mainly prevalent among tribals.
He said though the health department has found that Dr Dayananda, gynaecologist in the government hospital in Beerur had removed a uterus illegally, the department has not ordered for his suspension.
"Soon after I took charge, I ordered for his suspension", he said. "An enquiry is being ordered in this regard. Dr Dayananda was involved in this illegal practice and it was found in 2014 that in spite of a departmental enquiry, he has not been suspended. I have ordered for his suspension", the minister said.
On substandard drug supply: Council members cutting across party lines stated that government hospitals are supplying sub-standard medicines to the patients under their care. Congress member R. Dharmasena said that sub-standard medicines are being supplied by the government hospitals. Mr. Ramesh Kumar assured the member that he will look into the problem.
Papers filed, Can Koliwad do a thimmappa?
Congress senior leader, K. B. Koliwad on Monday filed his nomination for the Speaker’s post and is likely to be elected unopposed on Tuesday. Flanked by Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, Law minister, T.B. Jaychandra and former Speaker, Kagodu Thimmappa, Mr Koliwad submitted his nomination to Assembly in-charge secretary, S. Murthy. His nomination was proposed by Siddaramaiah and it was seconded by Mr Jayachandra. After submitting his nomination, Mr Koliwad exuded confidence that his victory was certain as he strongly felt that there would be no elections to the post. The CM said Mr Koliwad was a senior leader and would act impartially when elected as Speaker.